Typically, this dry cracked dirt is a retention pond in my neighborhood teeming with all kinds of nature's creatures, like turtles, birds and fish. (Thus, the No Fishing sign.) The lack of rain coupled with the extreme heat has dried it up over the past several months. Florida, actually, has been in a drought for years. The rainy season should start within the next couple of weeks. So, here's to plenty of rainfall -- without flooding or severe storms!