Yesterday Seattle logged a spirit-dampening two inches of rain in 24 hours (though nowhere near our October 20, 2003, record of just over 5 inches.) Today the temperature reached 60 degrees on our front porch and the sun nearly came out at noon. Three hours later it was pouring again. A confused African daisy is blooming in the backyard, just inches from where gooey mess where the nasturtium froze to death last week. Is this confused, or what?