Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 Drought Report

Oh, no!  The creature has returned!  The Drought Monster, that hideous beast that turns trees brown and once beautiful bushes to  sickly yellow, is back in business and up to its old dirty deeds. Such a cruel trick as the season started on a promising note.  Cool temps and nearly nightly rain showers in May and June led us to believe a decent summer was in store.  But, alas, July came, accompanied by heat and arid conditions.  August brought more of the same and September, so far, has continued the dry and dusty trend.  

Years of drought have taken its toll on the two front yard spruce.

It’s frustrating and infuriating to see the plantlife around Bon Bon Pond suffer.  With 13 acres of vegetation it’s impossible to manually water everything.  Some trees, such as the hardy box elders, handle heat stress and drought well, but others, such as the white ash, show serious signs of distress, as do many of the evergreens on the property.

It’s time for a rain prayer . . .

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