Remembering back to when we had rain, we had lilies. Their blooming time was cut short by the complete absence of rain since the first week in May. I don’t think we’ll lose them. They will come back if the rain comes back. If the rain doesn’t come back, we’ll have bigger problems than losing our daylilies. Let’s just hope for rain. Soon.
Waiting is hard, especially waiting for rain. There is absolutely nothing we can do except wait and try not to worry. It’s hard to not worry as our drought has moved from serious to critical this week.
We drove to the vet’s today and there were a surprising number of very green gardens — right next to signs saying “WATER ALERT! YOU ARE FORBIDDEN TO USE WATER OUTSIDE.” Those gardens were green. They are watering.
It bothers me. Do those people understand they don’t “own” the water? We all use water from the same aquifer. When they use that water, it’s my water too. Do they even understand how an aquifer works? I’m betting they don’t get it.