August here in southern Massachusetts has meant lots of rain. This Traveler is used to late summer being the season of dried out brittle grass and ever shrinking water holes, not so this year. We are having what the Japanese refer to as "guerilla squalls," sudden downpours and violent thunderstorms that seemingly come out of no where. The results of all this rain in the woods have been rather spectacular. There are mushrooms the size of dinner plates deep in the woods. Tall grasses are as green as they were in spring. The lakes and marshes are filled to capacity and beyond.