Photo taken: July 23, 2012
As far as extreme seasons I’ve experienced in my lifetime, it will be very hard for anything to touch the unbelievably arid Summer of 2012. Summers are generally hot and muggy here, but thanks to June, July and August being almost completely rain-free… we instead got to experience an Arizona type summer where the high temperatures reached triple digits (F) almost every day, but the air was so dry that it was more like being in an oven than a sauna. One thing I loved about that season… I only had to cut my grass once during the entire summer. And above you see why… here’s what my backyard looked like in late July after a month and a half worth of baking. You could tell which inconsiderate assholes were wasting water on their lawns that year… and as you can see, I wasn’t one of them.