Here we see small lakes in a low-lying area.
Today, almost all of the puddles have dried up and the larger rainfall lakes are rapidly shrinking.
We lived in Wisconsin for three years in the mid-1980s. One year "only" 8 inches of rain had fallen by mid-summer. That was what they call a drought. Homeowners were out shopping for hoses and sprinklers so they could water their lawns and keep the grass alive.
The United States we live in covers so many environments, from deserts to rain forests. Growing up in Colorado, lawns always have to be watered during warm weather months. And that is the only way that green grass can be maintained here in the Phoenix area. In Wisconsin, if it rains excessively, a windstorm could blow over trees with only very shallow root systems. In the drier areas, roots go very deep to find moisture.
We have been so blessed to be able to travel throughout our wonderful country and learn about areas so different from what we grew up in.