I just realized there is a bright side to the current drought in my area--a blessed lack of mosquitoes. This was brought to my attention when I went out to water my garden on the late side (8 pm) and attracted a few hungry customers. It must be due to the storms of the last two weeks, for it's been quite a while since I've been thusly harassed.
Hot and no rain for the foreseeable forecast...so I think my new 'friends' will be gone soon...those friends anyway, not the grasshoppers.
Oooh, and my family might enjoy this intriguing story about grasshopper plagues in Minnesota and divine intervention in 1877. (The locust species that caused this devastation is now, amazingly, extinct.)