Friday, August 7, 2009

Tomorrow is the Day....

Much to my dismay, tonight I realized I have not picked up my camera since I have gotten back from Mobile. This is unusual for me. My camera is usually always on my priority is my blog....usually.

Maybe with my son arriving tomorrow I will get back "into the swing of things" and have the desire, passion, and enthusiasm to post something.

Today, I read an article excerpt in Austin's Family that stated that Austin has an average of 300 days a year of sunshine. That's great for the most part. I really like the sun, but sometimes the sun can be bittersweet.

Living in the rural community that I do, I drive by many farms each day. I see the devastation this central Texas drought has brought. Crops are DEAD. I see hundreds of acres of corn crops brown and roasting in the sun. Millions of dollars lost. Farmers can't use water because there are also water restrictions that have to be adhered to.

The roads and even our backyard look like deep earthquake fault lines. Dry and cracked up. There are very few animals singing or roaming around...I'm sure a few of them are dead too. I sit back and wonder how the trees are surviving with so little water...actually I have seen a few dying trees. Heck, the cactus are even dying.

The lakes and ponds are almost are all dried up. I have even heard stories of things/people that are now revealing themselves in the evaporating water after many years of being buried underneath the water....old cars, dead folks, etc.

The intense high temps and no rain are very oppressing to this tropical girl. No, I am not a big fan of rain, but I do like to see a good storm every so often.

Being a fairly new resident of Central Texas I am not sure if this is the norm or something out of the ordinary. Maybe this is normal as far as I know. I miss hiking through the trails and being able to stick my feet into cool creek water when I work up a sweat.....

On another more positive note, my son will be arriving tomorrow for an 8 day visit. I am going to try and post our pics and activities daily.

Stay tuned....


  1. That is shame that it is so hot & dry there. It is so strange though, because much of the country is having a much cooler summer than usual. That is sad that the farmers can't water their crops. I know how that always works in a drought area though. Have to conserve water. . .

    Have fun with Lucas!

  2. I know what you mean about enjoying a good storm every now and then.
    Have fun while your son is there!

  3. Wow, I am now praying for rain!