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Friday, August 19, 2011

Rain Dancing



I was out running errands today, and couldn't help but notice, all the dried-up lawns and dying Cedar trees.....everywhere.
The rainfall has been minimal these past couple of months, and now we are seeing the effects, it's a sad sight.


"Spring flowers are long since gone.
Summer's bloom hangs limp on every terrace.
The gardener's feet drag a bit on the dusty path and the hinge in his back is full of creaks."-



~Louise Seymour Jones

22 comments:

George said...

We're doing rain dances up here on the Plateau as well.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

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with loving thoughts
tweedles

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Jo, Oh goodness I know how that looks as it's been like this here in Kansas since pretty much early summer. We did finally get some rain and things have greened up but we are again in the triple digits so we are loosing what we gained pretty fast. We lost an elm tree out front of the house and a few young ones growing in the front pasture and there are patches of dead in the lilacs. This has been a terrible year. I think we are on our 43rd day of 100+ temperatures so far this summer. I hope you get rain soon too. Stay cool!
Maura :)

myomyohi said...

I love the rabbit. We have been very lucky here. Your pictures are always to green, vibrant and lush its hard to tell you're experiencing a drought. We have gotten rain at least once a week, so things are lush compared to other places. Our crops look good, and lawns are green. I hope you soon get relief from the drought.

Mama-Bug said...

I know the feeling Jo. We've had a little rain here and there but no where near enough. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Country Gal said...

Great post and photo !We have been lucky and had rain on and off now but before the rain we were in the same way, dry and all was struggling ! Hope you get rains soon ! Have a good day !

Sharon said...

Good Morning, I think. It looks good, too good actually. We really do need some meaningful rain, I would really like to water the lawn, but I worry about the well.

Have a happy TGIF!

A Mom In Missoura said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know, I absolutly love your blog! You take such beautiful pictures! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Doc said...

Yellow lawns come back but Cedar trees do not, how sad. Hope you get relief soon.

Sandra said...

so many places need rain and need it badly, and then there are those who have way to much. it is sad since both causes so much damage

Louise said...

This has been a miserable Summer, for all too many people. I wish you rain.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I agree Jo... We are almost desperate up here. Things are shriveling up BIGTIME.... We may get some rain this weekend.. I HOPE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rob said...

Its the same here at the moment too.

Amish Stories said...

A very nice blog and thought id say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

Clipped Wings said...

I've had to water twice this summer, but I've been very lucky to receive rain enough times that the yard and surrounding areas haven't suffered as much as your neck of the woods. Beautiful rabbit and post.

Merisi said...

I wished I could have pushed some of our summer rain clouds - way to many! - towards your rain-starved soil!

Madi and Mom said...

Greetings to Tennessee from North Carolina. We saw you over on Mom in Missoura and thought we'd drop by to say hi...and lo and behold you are owned by Oliver a beautiful cat and you have one daughter. You and my mom have a lot in common. She and Dad have one daughter and one Diva cat.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Snapper II said...

It is verry dry here in coastal Georgia. I have not watered my lawn this summer and I notice no one is watering. I don't think there is a ban on watering. I just think people know how bad the drought is.

Renee said...

I live right across the Tn/Ga state line. So we are very dry here, too. It rained in spots of Chattanooga the other day but totally missed us.

Usually starts raining again in September. My plants will be thankful. Til then I'll water the things I can.

Love all your pictures.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I tell you it's been a nightmare here all summer. Hottest July nationally and zilch rainfull at all for 3 months. But the past 2 weeks we have finally had a couple of inches spread out and things are greening up. I hope never to see another summer this hot in Okieland!

Hope you're well :-)

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

After 4 or 5 years of drought ours finally broke with a vengeance winter '09/'10. That winter we had huge snows and the following spring and summer were wetter than historical average followed by a fairly normal snowfall the next winter. The flora bounced back spectacularly!

Patsy said...

Now that we got some rain our summer nights have been for the mosquito only.