In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, March 13, 2015

What a Difference Time Brings

A bunch of years ago, torrential rains caused terrible local flooding. Over time, the weather was drier, and just a few years ago, we suffered a drought, which was bad enough to cause old trees to die.

Over the last few weeks, we've had more than our share of rain. If this continues, major flooding can become a reality. The soil is saturated, outfalls are full, and even moderate rain will cause problems.

That's one thing about my part of the world: If you don't like the weather, wait a day, and see if you like the change. That, and be careful what you wish for.


  1. "If you don't like the weather, wait..."

    Everybody, everywhere, says this at one time or another. Weather, especially at this time of year, is variable.

    That's probably a good thing.

  2. About 15 years ago, severe floods caused all types of damage.

    About three years ago, drought killed old growth trees and turned yards into brown, dry, potential fire hazards.

    The weather changes, and all the prayers seem to be eventually answered. Unfortunately, the answer is not always what was anticipated.

  3. Sometimes, rain. enough is enough. This is when "average rainfall" doesn't quite tell the whole story. Jess, please keep your water wings on until this blows over!