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Monday, April 22, 2013

The hot and high winds blow the dirt and dust

across the barren plowed cotton fields. The farmers are in much need of rain. We all are in need of
rain. The wind has been blowing so hard. It blew the back door open and half of the farmer's field blew into the floor of my laundry room.............I think I can plant onions there now..........
 
 
 even Gertrude is having a hard time hanging on to her dress and sweater.
I need to put a spring dress and apron on her..........
don't you think?
Maybe a hat to make her look a little more
happy?

It looks to be another harsh drought for us this year. The earth is sun baked and hard packed.
Yet, through it all................
life and beauty spring up.

The thorned crooked mesquite woods are now in their prettiest green of the year. The air has a sweet fragrance from their blooms.
 
The dry and wind tossed prairie is covered in wildflowers

 
filled with buzzing bees and gliding butterflies. There is a sweet honey- clover smell that carries off of  the blossoms and along in the wind.
I am hopeful that we might get some rain.............
yet, all around me,
ponds have dried up and local lakes are turning into mud holes.
It's  the Texas I have known all of my life.
How about you?
Are you enjoying the shower of a rain...............or are you still under a little snow?
Are you as dry as we are?
What is blooming in your back yard?
I would love to hear!

8 comments:

Cranberry said...

What a beautiful carpet of flowers. Hoping you pull out of those horrible drought conditions soon. I finally have some crocus and daffodils peeking out so spring has finally sprung here in Ontario.

Paula Fraker said...

Everything looks to be blooming just beautifully, Kathleen.. in spite of the drought!
And Miss Gertrude definitely needs a hat if she's going to stay out in that hot sun for very long. :)

Magnolia Tea said...

My sister in Pharr is in the middle of another drought, too. Thank the Lord the trees and flowers manage to bud and bloom in spite of it. We are getting plenty of rain for now, but I have my rain barrels and stock tanks filled all the time just in case.

Miss Gertrude is lovely, but I think she might like a summer blouse and hat. I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect summer attire. :)

Have a great week!

Tami said...

Such a different climate than what we have here and yet so beautiful!

Love Gertrude!

I need to get my "Chuck" some new clothes for this year. And yes a hat makes all the difference doesn't it?!

Daisy said...

We've had a lot of rain the past few weeks. So much so, in fact, that they have declared our drought conditions from last year officially over. Things are starting to green up here, and at last it is warm enough to start feeling like spring. I love the wildflowers you have there. It always amazes me that they could grow in such dry conditions.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Drought or not, there is much beauty all around. If Miss Gertrude decides on a hat, she will need to secure it well. Hope the rains come soon!

lil red hen said...

Somehow I didn't realize it was still so dry where you live. Plants must be really tough to survive, year after year. So far we've had enough rain to fill the ponds and creeks, but always, there's that fear of another hot dry summer. My iris plants are beginning to bloom in spite of being nibbled down to the ground by deer last winter.

Muddling Through said...

There IS beauty everywhere if we only take the time to look for it. You do a good job of looking and showing the beauty in your part of the world. It's dry here, too. We had rain, but it dries up pretty fast.