(*sigh*) Ah, well. It was unavoidable. The drought has lasted too long and one of the land plots bordering mine caught fire. Good thing I had built a wide firebreak line there and it helped to stop the blazes from entering my own land.However, it still made a real mess of things; the heat was too intense that the flames roasted my beautiful hedge of hibiscus flowers and two morichales caught fire in spite of my best efforts (morichal is a palm tree that is so evolutionary stupid it clings to its dry dead branches as if there’s no tomorrow. This creates quite a flammable circle of deadwood debris around the tree and BLAMO!… the next grassfire in line kills it). I try to keep these moronic palm trees reasonably clear of their own combustible stuff, but they just seem intent in giving me trouble…. I’m half tempted of chopping them down and be done with it, but I can’t find in me the necessary strenght to perform this evil task.
I’ll spend the rest of this weekend trimming the hedge, hoping the hibiscus bushes will sprout once more when they recover… If they ever do… as they were terribly damaged by the fire. Weather reports on the radio claim the dry season is about to end. I sincerely hope so… I like the dry atmosphere a lot, but everything is dying of thirst and it looks rather depressing.
P.S. Something terrible happened to me this week… So far, it’s something I have told only to some online friends and writing colleages about. Maybe I’ll find the gumption to tell all you folks about it during the next week or so… Maybe not… Whatever.