Extreme Conditions

The news about the drought in Texas that I heard of when in Indiana were not exaggerated.  In fact, upon entering our poor, crispy brown state, we were greeted by one the infamous wildfires along the highway.

After spending close to eight weeks experiencing moderate temperatures in a very green state with flowing streams and rain showers, returning to Texas was not the shock I expected it would be.  But then, how did I ever think it could be shocking returning to what I am familiar with? Having played outside in triple digit heat during my childhood, the sight of cracked earth and vegetation burned to a crisp, even the cactus, a common sight, I found myself feeling quite moved entering my state. Texas, with it's severe, summer temperatures, it's barrenness, dustiness and scorched landscape will survive.


Blogger Dar said...

I wish we could build a nation-wide irrigation system & send some of our rainwater down to you. So sad & terrifying. Be safe, & I hope for rain & lower temperatures for Texas soon. SOON.

Monday, September 05, 2011  
Blogger Tera said...

Thank you Dar. I hope things turn. I have heard of seven year droughts. Where I am right now in East Texas doesn't look nearly as bad as the rest of Texas.

Monday, September 05, 2011  
Blogger ♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i don't like it. even from this far....

Wednesday, September 07, 2011  

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