"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, June 9, 2008

Texas wind and dirt

The wind and the dirt have been non stop and so harsh on the garden and anything outside. The cats are all staying in, and I have not been able to place Hercules, my rabbit, outside. He has been inside of the shed.The chickens can barely hang on to their feathers and the ducks pools are filled with brown dirty water. Wind and dirt have blown from the early morning to late at night with the temperature being in the high 90's. It is like a dirty blow dryer.
This is a shot of the field next to our property at 7:00 a. m.
As you can see, telephone poles in the distance are barely visible.

My garden is hanging on. I stand out in the dirt and wind to water. By the time I am through, I look worse than my scarecrow that has been standing out in bad weather.

The pumpkins leaves are usually vibrant and green, here they are dust covered and show wear from the wind.

A beautiful butterfly has sought refuge on our front porch. Our porch has a layer of sand all over. I wash it each morning along with the swing and pew, and the next morning it is covered again. Today, however, the wind is still and at 8:00 a.m the day is dark with a cloud over us. A hope for long awaited rain.


Phill said...

Sorry for the brutal weather down there - hope it clears up quick, for your sake and for the sake of the plants and critters. It's hot here, 100 today, but we don't have the wind and dirt. Hang on!

LindaSue said...

aww I well remember seeing the world blowing by or else ending up in my mouth and eyes! We've had heat and wind but no real dust problems here in North Texas. Sounds like we are going to have a rough summer

Tipper said...

Looks like the dust bowl pictures. Is that normal weather for your area?

Julie said...

Bless your heart!
Has it calmed down, any?
Everything still looks pretty -- dust and all!

Paula said...

I hope you get some rain, too Kathleen. We need it so bad here... we've been having to water our garden for a week now. It's turned off so hot and dry, everything is just scorching. I dread the water bill, but I won't go down without a fight!! LOL

Connie said...

I hope relief is in sight for you soon, Kathleen. We have been having temperatures in the 90's here, but after a rainstorm came through here Monday night, it is now much cooler and more comfortable in the 70's.