Tuesday, July 10, 2012

At Last...Rain!

Yeah!  After four weeks we finally got some rain, 1.75" to date.  I can't believe the difference it already made in my yard.

The first storm rolled in on Sunday night.  We had a good two hours of thunder and lightning before it finally let loose and rained.  It had been so long since we'd had a gusher like this that we went out on the front porch to watch it rain - and noticed nearly every neighbor on the street was doing the same thing.

Let's hope this continues.  Not only for the farmers, but for Hubby.  It's killing him that we're under a burn ban and he can't use his grill (he refuses to get a gas one.)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Toasty, Toast, Nice and Roasty!

If the local news station is correct, we're heading into day ten of temperatures at 100 or above.

The good news is that it isn't humid.  The bad news is that it's not raining, at least on my little piece of heaven.  We've had pop up thunderstorms for the past few days, which have dropped some rain, but not in my neighborhood.  We had a sprinkle yesterday, but it didn't even make the rain gauge damp.  Some parts of town have had awful winds and damage from fallen trees and power lines (and no power), but I've been lucky.

This, however, is my lawn:

My friend mentioned that her lawn is now the same color as the siding of her house (her house is brown).  Considering that August is usually the hottest and driest month, and we're only in the beginning of July, I hate to imagine what it may look like by then.