Travel Theme: Dry


Nothing so sad as a dry and dusty wine barrel.

Seriously, though, I wrote a post about California’s drought the other day, D is for Drought, and it only seems to be more bad news. Yesterday we were told that in spring, less water would be released to consumers at all levels, commercial, residential, ranchers. This is not good.



Visit Ailsa for more on the dry theme for this week, where she comes from the part of the world that has had too much water.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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18 Responses to Travel Theme: Dry

  1. rommel says:

    Yes, the drought in California is quite scary. We need rain badly.


  2. Madhu says:

    Not a likable subject, but your photos are striking Angeline. We have had pitifully little rain this monsoon and are expecting to have sever water shortages in summer as well.


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  4. You are right, a dry wine barrel is sad. But less spring water is more worrying no doubt. Hope you get through it all without too much problems. I really love the last picture, it’s very expressionistic.


    • Angeline M says:

      It shall be interesting. We went through a drought in the late 70’s here, and it just takes a lot of conservation measures and watching water usage in our homes. The farmers and ranchers may lose their life work, and that is very sad.
      I took that second photo from a moving car with an iPhone, thanks.


  5. Colline says:

    Drought is a hard experience and not one I would wish on anyone.


  6. Except, maybe, a dry dusty wine glass. 🙂


  7. How do you tolerate it? Are they common?


    • Angeline M says:

      The last bad drought was in 1977, and we managed to get through it in our home by not watering the outside grass or plants; we tried to save dish water that we washed dishes with to throw on a favorite plant we tried to save. No bathtub baths, only short showers; and the motto for toilet usage was “if it’s yellow, let it mellow, and if it’s brown, flush it down” (hope that wasn’t too graphic, but that’s what all the kids learned so they would remember not to always flush the toilet). It’s the farmers and ranchers that will suffer the most.


  8. Water is the biggest issue that the future holds for inhabitants of this planet. If nothing else can come of the severe drought in the West, maybe this crisis will force a global (and national) agenda for water management. My small city built a reservoir a decade ago, and it serves as a recreational space and a place for such a situation.


    • Angeline M says:

      We need water for life, all life. The reservoirs here are all low due to the lack of rainfall, as are lakes and rivers. They’ve shown photos on the news of some of the reservoirs with boats that are almost sitting on dry land out in the middle of what used to be water. Some people in kayaks on rivers are getting stuck in mud because the river is so low. I do hope that this does spur some global planning for water management.


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