Even in this prolonged drought, the woods provide enough moisture for at least a few of the fungi waiting–their patience far exceeds my own–for enough moisture to wet the deep soil and spawn an uprising of above-ground parts. I am growing restless wondering if our creek is going to survive to the end of this rainless period that has our grass crisp and creek slowly vanishing day by day.
Goose Creek dried up completely in 2002–for the first time in living memory of the oldest neighbors. Could be we’ll have a 100-yr drought twice within a single decade.
By the way, did you know that there was a second DERECHO not a month after the blockbuster of June 30? “Rare” weather events is getting harder and harder to define.