I live in a state that is sometimes considered Midwest, and other times labelled Southern. There are certain days when we are allowed to water our gardens/yards/etc, and certain days when we are not. Because of this, during the summer months (when we are inevitably in a drought) most yards turn brown, and a fine layer of dust floats around, covering everything with a dull redish hue. Gone are the short days of spring, when walking through the grass barefoot was pleasant and the world was cool. Now, the days are long and hot, and any ground-covering vegetation is prickly.