I live at an apartment complex called "The Palms". As part of their shtick, they imported and planted about twenty palm trees throughout the property.
They all died during the drought this summer.
Undaunted, management brought in NEW trees, just in time for winter. These people have a firm grasp on the reality of climate, and how much the weather cares about their desires, you see.
Last night we had a pretty impressive thunderstorm: lightning, hail, high winds, rain, the works. Impossible to sleep through. This morning, this is what I saw as I drove to work: