This is what it can look like in Michigan when we have normal weather with days of rain, and below is what it looks like when we have zero, zip, nada raindrop in months.
And the next two photos (one above and one below) are current conditions.
All spring, summer, and fall we’ve sat on our deck and looked out over farmland for days, watching a storm brewing with all the thunder and lightening only to see it split and go around us without spilling even a drop.
Amazing the difference a little rain can make. I keep a journal of what I do every day and what the weather is like. I actually went back and counted the number of times I had to mow from May through September, our normal mowing season, it was a total of 7 times. If we have rain I normally mow ever 3-5 days just to keep up with it but not this year.
I’m so disappointed with how the landscape looks right now but there’s nothing I can do with the conditions as dry as they are. My late summer early fall blooming things were over 3 weeks early this year; everything seems to be out of sorts.
Believe me I’m not complaining about not having to mow acres and acres of land but the crunchy straw like grass on bare feet sure isn’t what summers all about.