Brought back memories of an Indian summer this year. Many "ips", but there is nothing bad about that. Good rhthym. Just a comment: Your style reminds me of the young Lewis Carrol when he was being serious.
Tiff, this wonderful poem of yours has certainly captured exactly what we've been experiencing here, too! Hopefully, we'll get some needed rain tonight; it's very unusual for May to be as dry as this May has been. Really good job on this poem! :-) Sharon