Thank you all so very much for your kind thoughts and words. I'm working on it...I'm really trying. But as Cat can probably attest to, it's just been SO HOT and SO DRY that NOTHING is growing...NOTHING...and my garden has never, EVER, looked so bad or so pitiful. Not to mention the horrific wildfires that much of Texas is experiencing. Since early May 2011, South Texas has had over 55 days with temperatures over 100 degrees. Who wants to get out and work in that heat? And God bless those who have to.
I've said this in an earlier post...I have lived in Texas for almost 30 years and I have never seen a summer as hot, as dry and as fire-prone as the Summer of 2011. It's difficult to explain unless you are here and experiencing what we are living with. As I write this, there are wildfires all around me. How and why they have not touched us here is beyond my explanation. The entire state is a tinderbox.
It is now the middle of September, 2011. South Texas has had only 6.5" of rain this year. Think about the magnitude of that. I don't mean to be a spoilsport or a doomsdayer, but this is the reality we are living with.
Kelsey, what has your year/summer looked like? I know you had awful fires earlier this year. What do things look like now? Can you relate to this unprecedented drought?
I do hope to be back online soon.
But if you pray in any way, we ask that you pray for the entire State of Texas and its residents. This is more than anyone can truly fathom.
This photo was taken by a friend. It depicts the city of Austin in the foreground with city of Bastrop, 25 miles to the East, burning uncontrolled. Dear God, help us; and please...pray for rain.