This is how most of my yard looks now. It is brown and in some places almost white from being bleached by the sun. These leaves are from the pear tree-which does not usually lose its leaves until October. The size of the yard really prohibits watering - plus the expense involved. We have our own water well but don't want to lower the water table too much there. Also the water well pump would kick on very frequently - which in turn would make the electricity meter just click and click - with each click the cost would go up on my electric bill.
I took this picture at 6:00 pm this past Saturday of the thermometer on the front porch. It is in a shaded area and the temp is still on the hot side.
This was taken at the same time - only it is in sun - located on the west side of the well house. Now that temperature is way too high for me! I believe this has been the 18th or so day in a row we have had 100 plus temperatures here. Wasn't it Will Rogers that said "If you don't like the weather, just wait awhile"- well I think I have waited long enough...I am ready for a change.
Thanks for reading my complaints.