Isn’t there a song lyric about laughter in the rain? I’ll bet they weren’t running at the time.
Swallowtails, tree frogs, newborn fawns, and water snakes: something for everyone in the ‘hood.
This one is for my fellow citizens of Llano County who are getting fed up with this weather pattern. (You folks in Travis County can hold your tongues; we don’t want to hear it.)
Well, hello there…don’t you look mahvelous! It’s an indisputable fact that Gazette readers are above average in both intelligence and pulchritude. But, please…try to be humble about it when in the midst of your less well-endowed acquaintances. Today is National Devil’s Food Cake Day, which would normally be a cause for celebration, except that it’s… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Drought Edition
Wherein we mock people who don’t meet our standards for loading groceries on the checkout conveyer belt. And so on…
As of this writing, the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System (TWIRS) is reporting on 68 fires across the state, 11 of which are still active. The total burned area is just under 130,000 acres. Just two of those fires account for a majority of the burned acreage: the Eastland Complex fire south of Abilene, and… Continue reading Wildfire Hits Close to Home
Debbie and I have spent the past few weeks repairing the landscape around our house following the devastation of the Great Texas Freeze-Out of 2021. We make a great team; she tells me what to do, and I do it. So far, we’ve taken out the following dead, or mostly dead, plants: 4 pittosporum 4… Continue reading Loquat to No-quat
Howdy, buckaroos. We just received the cancellation of the boil water notice that we’ve been living under for the last eight years* so I’m giddy and in the mood to engage in some mindless activity…like blogging. I don’t know if you heard, but Texas traded places with Antarctica for a week, and then Hell took… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Thawed Monday Edition
Folks who live in close proximity to Lake LBJ no doubt noticed an eerie phenomenon yesterday. Even though it was not a foggy day, the lake was covered with a thick blanket of what looked like smoke or mist…and the windy conditions blew that fog across the sky so that at times it did resemble… Continue reading Steam Fog on Lake LBJ
We laugh in the face of Iraq’s sandstorms…! OK, so maybe our flying dirt events don’t last as long, but they can be pretty dramatic in their own way. Take last evening for example. Odessa, our neighbor a mere 20 miles to the west, had 80 mph winds and torrential downpours. Big Spring, our neighbor… Continue reading West Texas Dust Storm