a super-dry interlude

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to show you just how dry it is here. You may remember me from such similarly-themed posts as “Dry Grass”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose.
It was a busy day today, as you can tell.

Well, so, it’s been super dry here. Things are just plain weird, according to the guy I live with. The guy I live with said we’ve gotten about four-tenths of an inch of rain since the first of July.

There are still some crocuses flowering, though.
Crocus ochroleucus has just started flowering.The water in the canal starting running again, but it really stank. There were a couple of large dead trout in the water, right by the culvert opening. I felt sorry for them, and so did the guy I live with.
I had to check out the water, of course. I didn’t go in, though, because it would have been cold.The dirt on the canal road is just dust.
The field hasn’t been green for a long time.
That’s really all I wanted to show, in this post. Just how dry it is.
It did rain here the other night, for about two minutes. But there’s not much in the forecast.

Until next time, then.

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12 Responses to a super-dry interlude

  1. tonytomeo says:

    We get no rain either. There is none in the forecast. For us, it is okay though. It is not out of the ordinary yet, like it is for your climate.

  2. EEEKKK!!! That ISS supurr dry Mani an Guy….two dry….
    Yore crowcussess are so deetermined to bloom which iss nice….wee got more rain which shuud bee snow…our weather iss what BellaSita Mum calls a ‘mixed bag’….I keep lookin out to see if bagss are fallin from THE sky!?!
    Wee sorry ’bout tHE dead Trout…they are nice fishiess an iss sad they did not make it. An iss best purrhapss to NOT go inn water…there cuud bee germss from THE deecayin Trout….
    Now to figure out how to make it RAIN there!
    An you sure looked ‘busy’ inn yore 1st foto, mew mew mew mew……
    **nose bumpss** BellaDharma an {{hugss}} BellaSitaMum

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks. The water was stopped again.
      It snowed yesterday. Hardly any snow, really, and it’s all evaporated now. The forecast says more warm, dry weather.
      We don’t get mixed bags falling from the sky (lol).
      We came back from my walk just now; didn’t see any owls. I wonder if they left…

      • Mee-yow do Owlss Mye-grate Mani?? Mee not know…iss weerd they are gone!?
        An this iss cray-cray you do not have rain or snow or sum sort of pree-cip…..
        Wee gotted snow, ice, rain, snow an rain an then sum icy snow an iss FREEZIN outside!!
        Sorry wee can’t send you sum! 😉

      • paridevita says:

        We could use some rain, but there’s none in the forecast.
        The guy I live with said it doesn’t seem like late November, at all, here. Just dry.
        He asked me this evening, after my walk, if I had heard anything about the owls, but I hadn’t. Maybe they’re moved a little to the northeast. We sometimes walk there, around the office buildings, where there’s lot of grass, and also lots of rabbits.
        Things are just plain weird.

      • Mee heerss you Mani! Thingss up heer are so weerd two. Wee ARE gettin snow butt only 3 inchess….wee shuud have 3 feet bye now…Wee wurry ’bout all our frendss inn Collyrado….iss not guud with no rain or snow…..Mee hopess yore Owlss are not too far away.
        ChewyTwo an Chipit Chipmunkss have gone two hibernate. An wee only see Mimi an Macy squirrelss when it iss not snowin. Blue Jayss steal THE peenutss, mew mew mew…..

      • paridevita says:

        We’ve been seeing blue jays here. They make a lot of noise.
        We don’t have chipmunks here, though.
        And still no rain in the forecast.

  3. Elaine says:

    We are also super dry with much warmer temperatures then we should have at this time of year. Ironic that some are receiving too much rain and we are receiving none. Would be nice if we could even everything out. Wondering why the stream had stopped running and is so now. Is it controlled?

    • paridevita says:

      It is controlled. It’s an irrigation ditch, not a canal, though the guy I live with says “canal” sounds more romantic than “ditch”. He’s looked on Google, satellite view, to see where it goes. “Somewhere east of here”, he says. There are a couple of what he thought were called sluices, but maybe there’s another word for them, concrete on both sides of the canal, with a steel gate to release water, for old farm houses. One of the houses is still here. There was an old foundation for the other, but it’s gone now.
      The guy I live with says it’s probably too late in the year for precipitation to do any real good. Most of the plants have gone dormant, or they’re doomed because they didn’t get water a month or so ago. Of course, people here think that a bunch of snow in the next couple of months is good for the garden, which doesn’t make any sense at all. Plants need water during the growing season.

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