Monday, September 11, 2023


The grass is officially dead/dormant.

Just a shade of brown, triscuit-like, crunchy stuff where green used to be.  Now it will come back, it always does, with some regular rain.  One downpour won't do it but several days of nice rainfall will.

I went out there Saturday, only to water the fruit trees to keep them alive.  I got there about 10am, stayed until just about noon.  As I l left, I checked the app...

101 and felt like 110.  Actually felt like 150, ha.  I was soaked from sweating but I always have a change of clothes ready before heading back.

I checked the app and the last time I mowed was at the end of June.  So it's been 2 1/2 months.  I took it out a few weeks ago for a spin but otherwise, so much for buying a new mower this year, we could have waited, ha.  But oh well, at least we haven't put many hours on it yet.  It'll be good as new for next season.

There IS a chance of rain a few days this week, but it's always like 40%...which to us means it's a 60% chance it won't rain.  We shall see!

Of course, today is a somber anniversary.  The terrible events of 9/11 are separated by 22 years now but one only needs to close their eyes to be immediately taken back to that day...


  1. Your grass looks so sad. Hoping you get rain soon!

  2. It is glorious in S. CO today ... gray, overcast, some rain 🌧️ with the sun trying to occasionally peek out! High of 65° and only 59° at Noon! Glorious!!!!

  3. Hot, dry, crispy, brown, miserable – these are the Words of Summer this year.
    I know we are all sooo ready for some cool rain.

    Remembering 911:
    “September 11 is a day not only to remember, but a day of renewal and resolve for every American — in our devotion to this country, to the principles it embodies, to our democracy.
    That is what we owe one another.
    And what we owe future generations of Americans to come.”
    - President Joe Biden

  4. Cooler temperatures are on the way. Woke up to temperature in the mid 70's this morning and cloudy all day and had a light shower of rain early this morning. Received 1/2 in. on Friday which really made a big difference in our yard.
    People; just have to be patient, as cooler temperatures are on their way. Chance of rain for everyday here this week. Woo Hoo.
    Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of the week.

    Flag at half staff today all day. I have been using the very same flag every year for 21 years (22 yrs. now) that I only use for 9-11. Come in the morning, our 9-11 flag will come down and put away and our regular American flag will go back up


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