Dead! Brown! Crunchy! That is the best description of the lawn. We have not had rain for a long time, and now we are experiencing an early and oppressive heat. Heat indexes today are predicted to go up to 107. That is VERY early for this kind of weather. Usually mid-August will see those kinds of indoors-staying, lemonade-sipping, book-reading dog days. In late May and early June it's the time to go with friends to the Park, sit by the river and read and have picnics. Take a walk on the trail. Go yard sale shopping. All of which I had plans to do, actually. But not in this heat.