This has been a rough summer for the flora and fauna, not to mention the trees. The image above has been a rare sight, relegated to springtime. The coastal areas of the Northeast have seen a bit of rain in the form of brief downpours, so we are in better shape than the majority of the country. It’s stil hard to see. Leaves are already changing color. Bushes that bloomed last summer are dead this summer and flower beds are wilted, half brown; far from being the decorative trim to neighborhood homes. We haven’t reached a water ban, which would be unusual in this part of the country, but only the industrious, lawn-enthused among us have kept their patch of green, well, green.
After an extremely mild winter, I can only imagine what lies ahead for us. Somehow, climate equilibrium seems unlikely but I’d be grateful for a wee bit of normalcy.