It's been very dry the past few weeks. The grass crackles as I walk down to the Growlery and perennial garden. Of course I water the perennials, but they are not fooled. They know it is not rainwater and they react in kind - they grow, they bloom, but it is controlled flowering, not the freewheeling there-is-no-tomorrow lushness they have with real rain.
And thank you to Tom Gahr for stopping in for the beer, garden and Growlery tour ("It looks a lot bigger in the photos".)