We brought this tree home from my cousin’s house in Maryland. It was a tiny little thing in a bucket. We planted it. And twenty-five years later, it’s an amazing tree. It is green all summer and turns bright scarlet in late September. It is the first tree to change color and the last to lose it. I love this tree.
We had three hours of sunlight today, but now I hear thunder. It’s going to rain. More. It rained overnight and now, it will rain tonight. We’ve gotten 11-inches of rain this month which is the “normal” amount of rain for four months of summer — remembering that summer are our dry months when the climate it normal.
Which it clearly is not. The rain is good and we need it, but it would be better if it were spread out a bit more. Less all the rain in the world in a few weeks. More regular rain week to week. But, I’m glad to get rain any way we can. It has been a very long drought.