Rain, Rain Here To Stay

9 Mar



It’s a cold, rainy and dreary day today – a great day for a nap, but then that means a possible night of restless sleep. I did manage to lay down for thirty minutes snuggled under a blanket and snooze off while listening to that beautiful sound on the roof and THEN the phone rang and it was one of those that have a strange number and hang up on you when you answer.   I have to stop and pray for those on the other end of the phone – better than getting upset.   I have never seen water standing in the front of the house like this since I have lived here.

These pictures don’t do justice.  I took them from our doorways.  There was so much more out in the street gullys.  This is actually part of the side of our house in the back near our pool and we have never had water collect there.  Gee look at that.  We have always been able to go out after the rain and walk in this area with no problem.

Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.-3.png

And here is another gate to a larger portion of the yard with a small orchard.  Not walking out there either today or tomorrow – probably not this week.

I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.-2.png

We sure need the rain.  Here in Texas we have been in a drought for a number of years.  The ponds at my husband’s deer lease are almost dried up, we’ve lost trees and plants because in this Texas heat on some acreage like we are on, you just can’t keep everything watered even once a week in the summer.  Our grass was looking kinda sick at the end of the summer season last year, so it is going to take some work this year.

For about the last three weeks, it has snowed and rained and snowed – a very record-setting March for snow here, but it has been enjoyable.  I just don’t think I could stand it all the time though like some of you have to up North.  I’ll take the summer heat instead of the frozen tundra any day.

The weather lady just said since February 22nd we have had some form of precipitation 14 out of 16 days.  Praise God!  The lakes are beginning to fill back up.  They have been so low many boats can not even get in them to dock.

This post was written on Monday, March 9th.

 

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