One Word Photo Challenge: Drought

Yeah, I know, another post about the California drought, yada yada. But, appropriately, drought is the subject of this week's One Word Photo Challenge hosted by the talented Jennifer Nichole Wells. My poor marigolds didn't quite make it. I even replanted their seeds, but no. Too hot, too dry. Here is our official watering schedule. …

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Dry July: Monthly Photo Challenge

Dry is still the theme in my photos for the monthly photo challenge hosted by Cardinal Guzman. Last month I posted for June and called it "Dry June." Since I am so clever and it is still dry, and it rhymes with July, there you have the title of this post. Not a lot of photos to …

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Monthly Photo Challenge: Dry June

The first half of the month of June has brought record heat and record rain. And record dryness as the drought continues to plague California. For Cardinal Guzman's Monthly Photo Challenge: The changing seasons, I am adding these photos. You can see that despite the vivid, green leaves on trees and plants, the grass is …

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Life in the Slow Lane: Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee today, I would sit, heave a big sigh and tell you why my week felt slow and weird. How would you like your coffee today? I’m going for the iced mocha again since it is still hot and getting hotter! I think part of the slowness was that I spent …

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It’s Dry: 15 Water Saving Tips We Can All Use

If you have kept up with my posts, you know that California is in the 4th year of a severe drought. The photo above shows one of our Sacramento County parks already very dry as of June 1st. There is no relief in sight, as there is very little snow left in the Sierra Nevada …

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