After a summer with temperatures that ran 10 to 20 degrees
higher than normal and very nearly no significant rainfall,
the temperatures have broken and and it rained heavily twice
within a four day period. But its too late for the crops and a lot
of the trees. Much of the midwest has been declared
a drought disaster area. In my neighborhood, many of the trees
have dropped at least some of their leaves, while some of the
smaller trees have died.