Something AMAZING happened! It stopped raining in Texas! I’m sure most of you have heard on the news about the horrific flooding and winds causing damage and taking multiple lives in the Lone Star state. While my home has been unaffected for the most part, other than some issues caused by wind and lightening, others have not been so lucky. Matter of fact, the town of Jacksonville a mere 25 minutes away, where I was born and raised, suffered the loss of hundreds of giant oak and pecan trees just last week. Their loss caused damage to homes, barns, fences and Lord knows what else. I have a few pictures of some oak trees on the Tomato Bowl, the football stadium. You can check them out on my Instagram account. Several people I know still have no power though linemen from across the state are working hard to have it restored. Anyway. I was super thankful to be able to walk in the sunshine, knowing I had power to come home to.
Here is what I saw.
Before I even made it out of the yard this pretty little butterfly caught my eye. While the rains and weather have been awful for some things my yard has never looked better! Plus I have more time at home which means more time to weed, yay me!
But the flowers and butterflies were not limited to my yard, no indeed!
And on down the road I go.
And then the flood. Our creek is normally about 4-5 feet deep and can be hopped across. Not these days. It has crawled up the 8-10 foot bank and flowed into the surrounding woods…..
So many folks lost trees, I’m glad this giant is still standing.
But life goes on!