Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Week 85

We've had quite a bit of rain in our part of the world recently.  Now when I say "quite a bit," remember that Texas, the southern part of it anyway, is going through a formidable drought (possibly historic, but we hope not) -- so two rainy days in a row is something we consider noteworthy.  And definitely justifies a few photos to commemorate it.  I took these from our front porch last week, during a rainstorm that was welcome but also just a little more violent than I'd like (well, we do everything in extremes here in the Lone Star state).

These are a couple of views of the storm's approach.  Our house is on a hill, so we get a nice panorama of the country for miles around.

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And here are another couple of shots, after the rain got started.  I didn't stay outside very long after this -- the thunder and lightning scared me indoors.  Like I said, Texas does extreme weather really well.

Unfortunately, that rainy spell, even though it dropped several inches of rain over a two-day period, wasn't enough to end the drought.  We need rain in something like Biblical proportions, I guess.  And that would bring different problems.  As my mother always said, if it's not one d--n thing, it's another.

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  1. These images are enchanted! Love the beauty of this scenery.

  2. the coming storm looks scary--i experienced a tornado in TX a couple of years ago, it was something that would stay in my mind forever.

    oh, be careful of what you wish for. too much rain can be bad--believe me, i live in the Philippines.:p

    have a great week!

  3. I can see why you wouldn't want to linger outside during that storm. What you need is the continual grey drizzle for days on end that we experience here. That seems to saturate the ground enough and prevent a drought but it does nothing for your sense of well being. Oh for some blue skies.

  4. beautiful views... that first photo is especially striking.


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