Like much of the middle part of the country, Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA has been suffering from oppressive heat and no rain for many, many months. The weather seems to have taken a toll on everyone and everything, from farmers to suburban landscaping, from rivers and creeks to the wildlife that depends on them.
Drought Photo #1. A crispy view along the Nelson Island trail.
Drought Photo #2. This goose with a bad wing is the only one that remains at a favorite lake in south Overland Park.
Drought Photo #3. The leaves that remain on the trees are curled up and turning brown like this one. This shot also shows the lower water level of the lake visible in the background.
Drought Photo #4. All that seems to be flourishing in the woods are spider webs.
Drought Photo #5. A few water lilies clinging on to the not yet dried mud are all that remains of this wetland area near Lake Lenexa. Just a few months ago in March, this entire area was full of water, heron, geese, ducks, and other wildlife.
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