Looking out my window
Grass crying for rain
Flowers disappearing in heat
Trees standing majestically near
Oaks patiently await watering
Shading whatever comes close
Nurturing hope drought is
Approaching its end soon
Our area in Central Texas, USA has officially set the record for consecutive 100-degree days, the National Weather Service reported this afternoon. Today makes 43 straight days of triple-digit temperatures, breaking the record of 42 set in 1980.
We are in “severe drought conditions” and recently moved to Level 2 for watering gardens. Our official days, based on our address, are Mondays and Thursdays. At this point, I am only interested in saving special roses, day lilies and enough water to sustain our 150+ yr old majestic oaks.
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