This is another year of brown spring and summer…though some people got more rain, we’re still behind, and the quick brown-off after the rain we did get proves it.
This is not how the land should look in early June: we should still have at least half the grass green, and the June flowers in full bloom. This is a typical August picture: brown land, hard blue cloudless sky full of heat. Before climate change really began to show here, mid-June to mid-July looked more like the picture at the top of the blog. But this is the third dry year, though we had enough rain in April and early May to produce thi river of gold (claspleaf coneflower) in mid-May, in the lowest part, where water had run for a few days.