It is, perhaps the new normal around here: Warmer, and much drier. The ground looks like late August but I took this picture yesterday. It's just how it is, I guess. The cats manage as long as they get their service, which includes extra water. But of course, with it being so dry I now have to worry about things like the well running dry.... and forest fires. Sheesh.
But the kitties manage okay (for now) and that's the main thing. I'm not really complaining, just making an observation