What am I getting at? Well we've been experiencing a severe drought here in NM. I guess I prefaced what I'm getting at with what I just said because people don't really understand the climate in NM. When I say that we're experiencing a severe drought, people might think that it's just always a drought in NM, so how could the lack of rain be out of the ordinary. Well it is out of the ordinary for some parts of the state. We were just on the east slopes of the Sangre de Cristo mountains where it's normally pretty green with creeks and lakes. I noticed such a difference to what I normally see this weekend. The stream that normally fills a pond was dried up. The grass was brown. The air was dry. We are in desperate need of some moisture in our state. Every day that I look at the weather report I see there is a red flag warning. It's so dangerous in the forest. I'm really hoping that we see some rain, and some good rain soon. In fact I'm heading to weather.gov right now.