Because of the drought, the University of Texas is turning off their fountains to save water.
I'm glad I didn't procrastinate any longer than I did on Daniel's photo shoot. He would have looked funny sitting there in front of a stone dry Littlefield Fountain.
Imagine this one without the water shooting up... wouldn't it have looked like he was about to be run over by that, um, whatever it is?
Look out, Daniel!!!
I added the one below just because I like it.
I bet he was thinking, Surely she's almost through snapping photos...
I'd love to be standing in that fountain right now...
Well, I guess not right now, since they've turned them off.
But you know what I mean.
Okay, you've probably guessed that's not the good thing about a drought I was going to mention. It was just an excuse to post more photos of Daniel.
Plus I'm craving water.
No, the good thing I was going to mention about a drought is that it gives you a chance to clean all the silt out of your pond when it dries up.
That's what we did this past weekend.
(I use "we" lightly - I did a little bit more than snap photos, but not a whole lot more. As you can see, "we" is mostly Daniel and Tom.)
I'm not sure what she did to help, but I'm sure it was very helpful. I believe she mostly stood in this teensy bit of water - all that's left on our property - trying to catch the last few minnows left alive.
Don't judge. Their days are numbered anyway in this heat, even if we do get a few drops of rain.
Check out the temperature - this was in the shade on the front porch, around 4pm.
So now you know how Tom spent his Father's Day, in between checking on the brisket he smoked for dinner.
(It's okay. He takes naps on Mother's Day.)
I'm contributing this to Jillsy's June Water Challenge. It's definitely "water-challenged" don't you think?