I must apologize for spending so much time responding to the Warsaw windbag. Sorry… Reading his blog makes my blood boil, and it’s difficult staying silent. That is over with, and I am moving on……
WELCOME TO TEXAS
Things here are status quo. Stinking hot, no chance of rain, and I am depressed. A typical Texas summer and a depressing time of year. Not sure how many are out there detecting now, but here in the Dallas area, you would have to be crazy to be outside.
I have no idea what the answer is to all this heat, but someone needs to take it seriously and deal with it. You can call it whatever you want, but it is getting worse each year. I have been here in the Dallas area now for 24 years, and each and every year the temperatures have become more unbearable. I know there were years before my arrival that were just as bad, but that doesn’t cut it for me. I can only deal with my experience here.
Back in 1988, when we Yankees came South, the temps were hot, but not excessively hot. Likewise we had dramatic springtime thunderstorms, and I actually enjoyed watching them. I remember afternoons when the sky would turn pitch black, and I had to be outside (yep, I was stupid back then too) to witness it. I would say these spring rains were pretty much a given starting in March, and ending June. Enough rain to have a decent looking lawn, and absolutely no thought of drought restrictions. This pattern begin changing about ten years ago, and now we pray for rain all year long.
We have given up on our lawn this year. It just isn’t going to happen. Likewise our plantings are withering and turning brown. Our electric bill is sky high, and the two air conditioning units run 24/7. I have fissures in my lawn, and the ground is hard as a rock. I might also add that much of the US is experiencing Texas type weather this year, and it will affect food and grain prices….Not sure why I brought all this up. Guess I am having a pity party for myself. The MXT Pro is sitting next to me, ready to go, but ready to go is a long time out. Hope the rest of you are faring better…..
Interestingly enough as I am writing this the morning sky is dark, and I see a thunderstorm approaching from the Northeast on the local radar. Willing to bet it will split and divide over the lake leaving us high and dry once again…. (and it did).
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MR. WINTER GOES GOOGLING
Once again John Winter shares an informative article. If you havenot learned how to use Google Earth’s Streetview, make it a point to do so. I have used it locally and it saved a lot of time. I Was looking for an old grove, and located the approximate area
using Google Earth, and luckily the Streetview feature was available, and I was able to ascertain the area was still wooded and not built upon.