I thought the “drought” thing was over. But no, apparently it’s not.
I figured the rain we just had took care of everything and no more watering for moi. Whew.
But I looked out my window late yesterday afternoon as I was cooking, and the green stuff out there, like the shrubs, looked like they were all wilty and parched looking again.
So I said, “Wait a minute,” to the broccoli that I was cooking and I ran outside to take a look.
Sure enough my back yard is crunchy and like the Sahara one more time. And if shrubs could wail, they would wail, “Could you please get out the darn hose and give us a good long drink. We are literally die’n here.”
Ok, so I’m listening to my darn shrubs do the “shrub wail” thing.
Since it had gotten “chilly” lately, I figured the water would be freezing. But it wasn’t. The water to water the shrubs and stuff was actually warm.
I guess this could tell me something, but I’m not sure exactly what.
So it turned out to be Ok to stand out there and water the stuff with the warm water coming out of the hose and with the sun going down and the late afternoon to evening becoming cool to chilly.
And my self-sustaining pets (see earlier entries), “my” finches, I don’t think any of them showed up yesterday. And only a couple of them showed up two days ago. I think it’s getting to be that time when all of a sudden they disappear, like to fly south.
Bye-bye self-sustaining pets.