The temps here have definitely been more tolerable the past week or two - 80s and 90s instead of 100+. But as folks in northern regions are celebrating fall color and cool nights (and even some frost and early snow!), our A/C is still pretty much running regularly all day, every day. And other than those few inches we got a couple of weeks ago, no additional rain. That dash of liquid replenishment that 1/3 of the pond saw has long since dried up again to sun-baked mud.
The driveway is cracking, just like the yard has been doing all summer.
Yes, it's October and I'm still wearing sandals - you would be, too, if it was still 90+ where you are...
"Hello, down there!"
Still conserving water as the utility districts are in a serious world of hurt and worried about supplying the cities and towns with fresh water (we're lucky to have co-op water here as I'm not sure a private well would have lasted through this summer). A couple of counties have harshened their burn bans to include absolutely no grilling or barbequing as the fire danger is still insanely high. My car hasn't been washed in many months (totally countrified). Several of our trees look like they're not going to make it (thankfully, the big oaks are not among them). Still filling the bird baths several times a day for my furry and feathered friends.
There's a chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow. I'm hoping and praying it'll deliver. In buckets. It's going to be a long, scary winter if we don't get some decent rainfall soon.