This picture was taken July 15, not even a month into summer.
The leaves are already tired and falling from the trees
to the point that natural resources people are
concerned that some trees may die if they don't get rain soon.
The time on my monitor reads about twenty of nine
in the evening and the temperature is 100 degrees.
Here, a portion of the creek that runs south,
parallel to the track, is usually wet with
sufficient water to support a few tiny fish and
a couple ducks with their broods of ducklings,
grazing along the banks, eating bugs and grass.
This year, as you can see, nothing.