Friday, August 16, 2013

Sky Watch Friday: Rain Check

Here in Central Texas, sky watching has become a constant obsession.  Watching the skies, checking for clouds, hoping for rain.  But lately, there just haven't been that many rain clouds around.  Mostly just intensely blue skies like this one.  Gorgeous, but worrisome.

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If some of those puffy little white clouds would just gather together and open up with some moisture, we'd all be a lot happier.  Even moi, who really, really doesn't like rain.  I'm actually loving this weather, but I know it's not a good omen for the future.

We had a trace of rain yesterday -- just barely enough to measure in our rain gauge, but not the kind of rain that's going to keep our garden growing or put water back into Lake Travis.  What we really need is a wild hurricane down in the Gulf, but we don't want to wish that on the residents over in the eastern part of the state.  So we're hoping for a nice quiet downpour that lasts just long enough to keep things growing (and preferably a downpour that falls at night and then clears up with sun-up -- sort of like Camelot). 

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  1. Just lovely - but wishing you rain and soon.

  2. oh how beautiful! I do hope you receive some rain soon though.

  3. Those gentle rainfalls are just what nature and our gardens need. I hope you get some soon.


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