And over in England, Cal recently found her little
Yorkshire Derbyshire farm under six feet of water (her house only flooded up to a mere 25″).
More from the BBC about the floods in Cal’s part of the world here.
Over here in the Southeastern U.S. we’re just having the worst drought in a century (bypass NYT registration here), with farmers going bankrupt, rivers sinking so low barges can’t ride them, and many areas temporarily banning 4th-of-July fireworks due to the deadly combination of fire and dry conditions. On the river float last weekend, friends who took a different route soon found themselves in water too shallow to float in. They had to get off their rafts and wade.
And you know those USDA hardiness zone maps that tell gardeners what plants can survive where in the U.S.? According to Creek Running North, they’ve been quietly revised at least twice to allow for a slowly warming North America.
Everybody look out for locusts and rivers of blood.
Happy Fourth of July, y’all!