Getting to Know Your Accountant: Pictures of My Drought-Scorched Yard
NOTES: I wrote this post in 2012, so be aware of its age. Also, it has nothing at all to do with taxes, but I’m leaving it up as a human-interest diversion. Summer of 2012 was very hot and very dry in Iowa.
The thermometer in my car, which I think is accurate, reached 109 degrees while my wife and I were out driving around Sunday afternoon. By the time I could get to a stopping point to take the picture to the left, the temperature had dropped to “only” 106.
I’m 33 years old and have lived in Iowa all my life, and I don’t recall it ever being this hot here, at least not for this long. Maybe in 1988 during the last big drought.
I always tell my Texas relatives that it hardly gets above 90 degrees here in the summer. So much for that.
Shown below are some pictures from my yard that show the effects of the unusual heat and humidity in Iowa this summer.