Wednesday, 9 March 2016

hot summers and dry grass

It has continued hot here, unseasonably warm for the beginning of autumn, so we're still tending to go out walking early in the day. Penny feels the heat, so she was glad to find a big puddle on the grass at one of our regular parks this morning.

It was interesting to see that she put her belly into the water but didn't roll over. I think she cools herself through her belly and her paws.

The water sits on the top of the grass when the groundsmen water, and I think it's because the topsoil was removed when a water harvesting system was built under the ground in this area. 

We often see lines of disturbed soil across the playing fields, and one groundsman told us it's so that the water might penetrate to lower levels. You can see that the grass grows in lines around these spots.

Some areas have to get special attention.

Thank goodness for all the hard work the turf specialists put in. Otherwise the whole area would look like this part that isn't maintained.


Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

The lines are interesting. We can totally see the greener grass growing by the lines. Never really thought about that before. Interesting

parlance said...

Lassie and Benji, the water harvesting infrastructure is amazing. I guess other dry parts of the world do things like this also.

Mitch and Molly said...

We are not looking forward to the hotter temperatures at all. We hope you get some cooler weather soon, Penny.

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, I think dogs must love the fact that these days they usually live inside the house with their human families. In the old days it must have been awful in winter, and in summer, too.