I can’t believe it is past the middle of August! Children will be going to school soon or are already there – colleges especially. I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are still enjoying the last vestiges of the month.
It’s sad to see it going so fast! Once August is gone then we are into Indian summer and then fall is upon us. Fall is my favorite time of the year, but winter is not far behind which is my least favorite.
I do enjoy summer but this year it has been so hot and dry. All the lakes and ponds are drying up if they are not already. Some of the larger lakes up and down and across the country are in serious states of drying up completely. Yikes!
We recently visited the mountains of New Hampshire and saw first-hand how dry the Saco River had become. It used to be wide and flowing at a rapid pace so that the visitors could tube down its length. Now it is slowly moving and drying up at the sides causing wider banks of rocks. So sad!
What can we do? I wish I knew. We can pray for rain and do a rain dance or try to conserve as much water as we can in our own homes. We can also hope for a snowy winter which we haven’t had for a few years or more that will cause snow to run off as it melts and fill wells, streams, lakes and ponds.
I’ve heard from readers on the other side of the world that they are in a seriously cold and stormy winter. I guess we are either too hot or too cold. There is no happy medium! Sigh! We can only do whatever we can to conserve our use of water wherever we live.
Check out this site https://doughtmonitor.unl.edu for how serious this problem currently in the USA. There are problems all over Europe too just as bad.
The western and mid-southern states are in exceptionally severe states of drought. Scary to see with all the fires scarring more of the land in California. Texas is even worse than California according to the map.
I hate to be a bearer of bad news, but this is all around us. I pray that things will not get any worse and only hope we will get some much-needed rain. Take care wherever you live. Be safe. May stay healthy and happy whatever season you are in.
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