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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Look on the Bright Side...


With record breaking temperatures and no rain in sight, we are certainly feeling the effects of a drought.

Before, when the temperatures were cooler, we didn’t mind it so much.

Or that’s how it appeared to me anyway.

Either way, I’m struggling to keep and maintain my flowers and lawn, both of which suffered dearly over the winter. With large patches of dead grass that couldn’t survive until spring, it is easy to get discouraged.

So I got to thinking…

How can I turn this desperate and dire situation into a positive?

I’ve done my best to look at the bright side of things...

And here’s what I came up with:


Top Ten Best Things about a Drought in Oklahoma

10. Dead lawns are good for urban air quality. They don’t need mowing, which subsequently reduces exhaust emissions from tens of thousands of lawnmowers.

9. Promotes a healthy lifestyle by getting people off of their *couches* and into 100+ degree weather to drag around a couple of hundred feet of water hoses and move water sprinklers.

8. Neighborly bonding can occur due to increase in outdoor activity as listed in #8.

7. Instigates water rationing which in turn creates water conservation; which is something I guess we should be doing in a drought anyway.

6. Sets the stage for more thousand acre burn offs from wildfires. This cleans the land of any old tires, sheds, and undesirable brush.

5. Weeds don’t flourish and neither do perennials, shrubs, and trees. Only the healthy and strong will survive leaving you with only excellent specimens, hopefully.

4. Diverts government funds to starving ranchers and farmers adding to the national debt.

3. Ends age old arguments over who the best neighborhood gardener is. If something is alive in your flower bed, you’re above average. If it is alive and has a bloom, you’re an excellent gardener.

2. Boosts the economy due to expensive foundation repairs that are caused by the shrinking of dried and cracked soil.

1. The roof doesn’t leak.


later…

3 Comments:

Blogger Dreaming again said...

Loving the number 1!

We have hints of rain today. But I think just enough to make things humid.

Seems like this time of year it's either damaging rains or no rain.

You know, I think Samuel's only had to mow our lawn 2 times this year???? The bushes in our yard that I HATE are growing and thriving, of coarse. I have no clue what they are ... but they're not pretty ..and there is a lot of them ... and they evidently don't need water to thrive. :/

June 12, 2006 9:03 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Your cup is definitely half full!

June 12, 2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Peggikaye...

I just heard on the news about the lightning strike at Glenpool. 5 million gallons of unleaded gas is going up in smoke?!

Gee whiz...

It sure would have been nice if they were going to lose all that gas if I could have gotten a few bucketfuls of it first.

Hope you're having a great day Sue and that your cup is FULL!!

later...

June 12, 2006 10:27 AM  

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