In the past week I've started feeling a bit like Jonah (from the Bible, Jonah, chapter one) when he said, "Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you." Now of course I didn't really think I was the cause of this drought; at least I hope not!
The hills are dotted with trees whose leaves are turning fall colors.
Many of the oaks have lost most of their leaves, making the ground look more like October than July. The little pond almost dried up, leaving green, nasty water, so we had to move the heifers to another pasture.
So this morning I watch as clouds build up, hoping by this afternoon there will be more rain, if not for us then for our neighboring communities, because we're all in this together, and it's not easy to rejoice when others are suffering.