Last night's rainfall "event" was another treacherous rain event. It was almost a no-show, but things look wet this AM so it will give people the impression they don't need to water things. It's been more than 3 weeks since there has been significant rainfall, and cracks are opening in the ground that my hand fits into. A neighbor dug a 3' deep pit, and it was dusty at the bottom. Plants are really beginning to suffer. Perennials are going dormant and trees are dropping leaves, which they do this time of year, but for different reasons. Yesterday TPP watered a number of youngish trees and today we'll continue watering. TPP sees seriously stressed trees all over. Yes, watering costs you money, but do does replacing trees.