May marks the beginning of a new water year in south Florida.
It’s the month when the skies open up for the start of a new wet season, but it’s also the month when we can typically expect to see our “low water” mark for the year.
From one week to the next cloudless blue skies give way to giant cumulonimbus clouds rising across the horizon,
But landscape wise, the rise out of the dry season ashes is slower.
As for the rest of the US, the water year is already long in the tooth – over a half year old – as it begins anew each year up on the continent in October.