The August heat waves turned plenty verdant lawns to carpets of brown and green splotches. The September rainfall helped most of the grasses’ recovery, but some badly heat-burnt grass died, leaving bare spots. On these spots people sowed new grass seeds. The following rains watered the seeds, in one to two weeks, tiny grasses popped out of ground, in three to four weeks, the new fresh grass became the spring of fall.
in spring and summer, the woods is green. In fall, it turns to fall foliage. Nature likes a nonstop loom. It looms big pieces of silk brocades with colorful silk threads. Today the rain-washed trail have been repaired with black sand and clay, on which dogs, bikes and human beings left their artworks.
The stream’s water is flowing quietly. Compared to the howling sound I heard yesterday, today I can’t hear its whisper. The stream’s water comes from groundwater and also up-stream water. In the raining seasons, the abundant water flows across the Northwestern part of the woods which is flat but higher than Southern part of the woods, At the culvert, the water descend, hitting the rocks and gravel in the streambed on the opposite side, running down to the lower-southern area. there are three Ponds and one huge area of swamp along the path of the water. In late summer, without the shelter from the shade trees, the shallowest and biggest pond next to the road at the border of the woods is fully exposed to the sunshine, it will dry up to mire. Thanks to the sheter provided by the trees, other two smaller ponds have water in all seasons.
My worker Ashley was tested Covid-19 positive, since I have interaction with her by using the same computer, having a 1.5 minutes’ long greetings conversation, so I was asked to be quarantined and get Covid test. This made me kind of frustrated. The frustration is not from the worry of getting infection. I don’t think I have got the virus from her since No.1) I spent short time with her, the time is only 1/10 long as a close defined by the CT health department and applied by our school district. No.2. We both had masks on, which I believe it really helps. The frustration comes from the uncertainty before the test.
idiom 俚语"neck of the woods" means：
指在某一区域范围内(A NEIGHBORHOOD OR REGION). 例如：
He is one of the wealthiest men in our neck of the woods.