Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.
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Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.