Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drought


If you know me at all, you know that I love autumn. Every year it seems I'm counting down the days of August until September 1st, when I deem it "ok" to start pulling out all of the autumn decorations I have. This year it's come way faster than I realized. Maybe it's because there is nothing even resembling fall in the air here in Houston. Today is the 23rd day in a row we'll reach 100+ degrees. Last year on September 1st it was 92 degrees, if we get a repeat of that I'll jump for joy. We're also in a drought. A real drought. A "212th day the Houston area had gone without more than one inch of measurable rainfall" kind of drought.

Here's my backyard.



Before we left for vacation, it was starting to come back to life. But this is what we came home to. And no, I can't run a sprinkler because we're under a water conservation order. Not to mention it's a total waste.

But there is always a silver lining. No cutting the grass! :)

1 comments:

Slow Panic said...

About mid- August I always start counting the days until September. It's not much cooler until mid-September but just the idea that fall is coming makes me happy.

I hate August.

Half my front lawn is dead. I'm trying to revive it but it might be to late -- at least for a few monhts