You know you're in a drought when you're hoping for a hurricane to hit you.
While we're not aching for the water like, say, the farmers are, it has made things less fun for us. Remember the landscaping we did back in May? How lush and green it looked. Here it is now:
I leave the few green sprouts nice and long to camouflage the rest of it. Like a yard comb-over.
Back when we had laid the sod, we watered daily to make sure the grass stayed healthy. A few weeks later it was time to visit Colorado for three weeks. We thought, the grass is in a good place now, it'll rain a few times while we're gone. You know, like it always does during the summer. Nope. No rain. Dead grass upon return.
And it's rained here four times since. For about 20 minutes each. Until...
...over the weekend that my family was here, it rained two days in a row. I couldn't believe it and couldn't stop talking about it.
We took Liam and Dash out to experience the wetness.
Oh, that's why it rained! Dash did his tried-and-true rain dance! He must have done it while I wasn't looking yesterday, because we got a nice soaking (with hail!).
Liam's watching the water flow down the bayou. Actually flow. Even slosh a little.
We gave them a Julius Caesar look. It's okay since we're nowhere near the Ides of March.
Et tu, brute?
Here's where Liam found a puddle and I said, "oh no."
Then Dash followed and I said, "oh no."
Then I said, "Aw, just go for it."
And go for it they did.
With gusto. Should have brought out the shampoo, what with how wet they became. I'll know for next rainy day. Hopefully sooner than later.