It is cold today, overcast, and rain is predicted. Actually a whole week of rain. This time in the year around Maine I call the ‘dead zone’. The snow is long gone, but there are few signs of any green or blossoms, and it might stay like this for another few weeks. In May, the world suddenly literally explodes into a luscious green, green lawns, trees, and blooming trees. It is a gray, rainy Easter today, and all I want to do is wrap myself in a blanket and bake cupcakes. I hope the Easter bunny is wearing his down coat.