We may not be getting any much needed rain but at least the dragons are prancing about the sky. Big puffy clouds are one of my favorite things about late August through early October where I live. I am from North Carolina (east coast southern state in the U.S.) and ended up in my home town as an adult. I live in the piedmont which is in the middle of the state with the closest mountains a few hours west of me and the closest beach a few hours east of me. We get big puffy clouds, on occasion, throughout the year but this is the time they are most likely to have a brilliant blue back drop. As a child riding home from the beach in late August we would make up stories around the clouds. Funny how two people can see such different things in the same clouds. I see a dragon roaring above but he decided not to spit fire because a messenger let him know about the fire warnings due to dry conditions.Soon fall colors will set the trees ablaze and hopefully it will be a wet winter. I realize I need to be careful what I wish for. We occasionally get substantial snow but rarely is that an issue where I live. The problem is we do get pretty bad ice storms sometimes and we aren't well equipped for that. Also, I am aware that while I obsess about the lack of rain we are moving into hurricane season and although our coast is usually the most vulnerable, we did have Hurricane Fran come ripping inland with its full wallop some years ago. I totally lucked out since my oak trees were amongst the few mature oaks in my neighborhood that Fran didn't rip up by the roots. I guess I better be a little circumspect with my rain dance this time of year. I feel so bad for the people dealing with Hurricane Felix.