Monday, July 09, 2012
Why a concrete flower? Well, within the last two weeks we have set 8 (EIGHT) new temperature records. The hottest was 109. Yesterday was the first day we were in double digits. And last evening it rain some on the hill which it had not done in over a month. The grass in our yard is brown and the ground is as hard as concrete. The tops of trees are dying and leaves scatter the ground like it is fall.
The rain did not get the ground under trees or bushes wet but we have been promised more rain this week. It is rather hard to watch the rain in the distance go all around the hill and we would not get a drop. We did however, get the tail end of the wind and pots would turn over on the upper porch. But that was all the damage not like the rest of the state which has had many bad storms with tree damage and folks without electricity. This morning we awoke to the news that over near where Puppy went to College, there were trees down thus services were out. It is irony that we all have gotten so spoiled with our services that some actually get on the TV and whine. Others are impatience and rude saying the electricity needs to be fixed NOW. As for me and mine, we are thankful there are folks out there in all kinds of weather and conditions doing their best to restore power. The kitty justice is it is too bad we cannot put the whiner and rude people on the bottom of the restoration list.