Crystalline, blazing days make us happy, but they sere the landscape; turning southerly exposures to toasted powder while pale green grasses remain in the cooler dells.
Our tree friends suffer. It is only March, and already, their life-giving transpiration streams are already breaking as pressure builds in the xylem. They are stressed. Our oaks and cottonwoods are working too hard for water. And it shows, as they drop huge limbs and are torn asunder!
It is going to be a long, dry season with only 3 inches of rain to see us through until October.