Rain and Drought

I am listening to the first hard rain we’ve had here since the end of July. It’s a wonderful sound.

For almost three months, every patch of rainy weather coming east across Alabama into Georgia has either not dropped rain or veered north or south of northern Georgia.

We depend on a well for our water. We are concerned — I’ve been taking short showers lately.

I hope our next home will have a plumbing system to provide gray water for the plants in the yard.

All of us in the United States are going to have to get smarter about water use. We can’t continue to use water (or energy) unwisely.