Our hot and dry weather continues. The amount of rain we’ve seen this summer has been frighteningly low. Last month was Kingston’s second driest July in the last 82 years. Only 19.1 millimeters (0.75 inches) fell! According to a news article I read recently, every month this year has been warmer and drier than normal. Global warming? Hmmm...
My husband is grinning from ear to ear with this drought because he hasn’t needed to use the lawn mower in weeks. Since we do not water our lawn, it’s gone dormant; the grass has stopped growing. No grass growth means no mowing. I swear I saw him shed a tear when that small amount of rain fell awhile back. And sigh in relief when it turned out that it wasn’t enough to wake up the lawn. I personally can’t stand lawns. My plan is to remove most of it over time, and replace it with flower and vegetable beds. My husband likes this. Obviously.
Anyway, since you’re here, let’s take a quick stroll through the garden and see how the plants are faring. I’m feeling a little philosophical today, so you’ll find quotes between the images. But since my humorous side is quite dominant, they’re funny. Why be serious if I don't have to be?
“So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can't even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and vroom! there he is, up on a rock a quarter of a million miles up in the sky.” ~ Russell Baker, New York Times, 21 July 1969
"People used to explore the dimensions of reality by taking LSD to make the world look weird. Now the world is weird and they take Prozac to make it look normal." ~ Bangstrom
"Buy land. They've stopped making it." ~ Mark Twain
“There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.” ~ Josh Groban
"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one." ~ Erma Bombeck
"Noise proves nothing - often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid." ~ Mark Twain
"Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Time for some drinks and calorie-packed sweets? You betcha...