Wondering about wild grapes

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wondering why we are dry again.

Today we are under a fire weather alert. Yes, we did get a rain a week and a day (8 days) ago, but it was not all that much and it immediately turned back into dry weather conditions. Today is to be extremely windy with very low humidity and it is suppose to get back up around 100 degrees again. A drought that has lasted almost a year is hard to break. I just wonder how long it will be until we do get back to the semblance of normal. This drought and the fires it caused has been the death of so very much flora and fauna. The small amount of rain that we did have a week ago did not help the trees any. It just perked up the weeds and some of the grass.

Once this drought is broken, we will probably have flooding. It seems like one extreme usually turns into the opposite one. It reminds me of a pendulum. It swings almost as far one way as the other and it takes a long time for it to slow down.

Of course if it does rain soon, it will probably be a severe thunder and lightning storm and the lightning will probably set off some more fires. Guess I need to be careful for what I wish for. If it were not for everything dying, nice clear weather is rather nice. . .

You all have a great day now, you hear?


  1. Ah yes, the two seasons of TX: drought and flood.

  2. Well, growing up my whole life (so far) in Texas, I heard it over and over as a kid and young man and even into today. “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes” and that goes hand in hand with "Be careful what you wish for"

  3. 6bears, that used to be the case.

    Ben, I have waited five months for a change and it has been the same-O-same-O. It changed quick like you say most of the years that I have been here (over 30) but this year it got stuck in the same rut.

  4. Ain't NEVER gonna rain.,,,enough. I was really down this morning,,another 100+ day,,and for the next 2, too. Just had enough!,,,I think everybody has. They talk about rain in the future, like mid week, but hells bells, a few drops,,don't mean a thang. I'm wanting to get outside again, enjoy a little outdoors again.

  5. Trouble, I know what you mean. They talk about a 20 percent chance of rain like it is a sure thing. Floods in the east and drought in the west, do you think that this country has pissed of God?

  6. saddly flooding does happen when ground is baked hard...no soaking happening, just runs off.
    Fire weather alert is a new term for me. sending a prayer up for good things to happen in your part of the world!

  7. Jill, Thanks for prayer, can use all we get. Fortunetly for me, my place has sandy soil and any rain will soak in.