Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It's official. President Bush flew over my yard and declared it a disaster area. (He's good at flying over things like that.) It hasn't rained here in recent memory. Sometime last month it rained in Baltimore; it rained in Takoma Park, and maybe even NE DC, but nary a drop here. Last night I heard thunder somewhere, but no rain. (Actually the last time I remember it raining here, lightning struck a townhouse and burned it UP. Could this possibly be Biblical?) Even the weeds are dying. My dogwood is dead, and there are tumbleweeds rolling down Macarthur Blvd. I'm not kidding.