Saturday, March 7, 2015

Short Trip to East Texas

Donna and I took a short trip to East Texas earlier this week. It was cold and wet when we left and cold and wet when we returned. I'm really ready for spring.

Because of the bad weather, we did not take our trailer. Instead, we did the hotel trip.

It was nice to see the colors of East Texas. There was lots of green grass, some dogwoods, some redbuds, and some daffodils among others. The rivers were full, and lakes and stock tanks were in good shape. East Texas appears to be a well-watered country right now.

We've had a lot of wet weather in San Angelo as well, but not to the same degree. Over the past 3 weeks or so, we've had numerous freezes, and a little bit of ice, sleet, and snow, but altogether I bet we haven't had more than half an inch of moisture at the most. So, we've had all the treacherous weather without the advantages of good moisture. Our lakes are still drying out, our pastures are still over-grazed, and there just isn't much color.

But the year is still young, and I still hope for good rains as spring approaches.

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