Saturday, July 16, 2011

High and Dry...OK, Just Dry

In case you didn't hear, like many other parts of the U.S., we're having a historic drought here in southern Kansas.

I've heard that it has been the hottest summer on record so far, and couple that with the worst drought conditions since the Dust Bowl days, things are pretty fried. Including me.

However, being the eternal optimist that I try (or at least want) to be, I have decided there are some good things about this extreme summer weather. Here are the top five best things (as if there were more than five) about a drought:

(1) There is opportunity to redesign my landscape, since almost all the plants I've planted in the last year have now gone to meet their Maker.

(2) I get to build up my immunity to dust.

(3) No worries over having to mow the lawn!

(4) I don't have to worry about tracking mud into the house.

(5) I get to add onto my tumbleweed collection!

From one ex-stream to another,


Fantastyk Voyager said...

Love your five points! Seems like we're practicing those here too.

Spiritartartist said...

Wow, hope you get some rain soon. Glad you are able to look at the bright side! :-D

Nicole said...

SW MO isn't any better! My dad's been feeding round bales to our cattle since the first weekend of July! and maybe even before that... I just know then b/c he stole his tractor back from my house :)

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Funny post, bummer situation :) I'm feeling your pain. We've had +/- 2 inches of rain since the last week of April. Lawns are dying and we're losing pine trees right and left... hope things moderate for you soon!