I'm going to take some time off. Sometimes you need a break, and this summer I am getting tired.
There has been no rain -- a passing thunderstorm a few days ago produced a 30 second burst of raindrops as it sped past, but not enough to even register in the rain gauge.
We've had no real rain for too long, and there is no rain in the forecast, and I just can't with the hoses anymore or the persistently limp perennials or the birch trees shedding their yellow leaves now. We stopped watering the grass.
I'm going away. I've been enticed away by the promise of a shower. Not a rain downpour, but even better . . . . a bridal shower.
I'm out to California for a party for my daughter in law to be. Yes, I'm leaving a too-dry garden to go to a drought stricken state for an event we call a shower!
I'll come back in a little while refreshed.