Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring in TX

It is tradition around here to take spring pictures of the family in the bluebonnets. As you drive the highway our towards the country, you are sure to see cars pulled over to the side of the road with whole families piled out and sitting in the flowers for their pictures. It can almost be comical because you will see one family after the other posing, next to each other but not acknowledging each other. Even when driving by at 70 mph, you can still pick out the sullen teen who has no desire to be there, but it is tradition so s/he has to be there.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

You know spring is here when...

the smell of skunk wafts in the evening air like the scent of roses on Valentine's Day.

Friday, March 02, 2012

In like a lion our like a lamb

This March has started out very wild, as far as weather goes. Back East, my family is shoveling out from under a foot of snow - more than they had all season. Deadly tornadoes have hit early this season in Missouri and Illinois, with more predicted for central U.S. Here in Texas, we're facing 80+ degree weather (average is 62).
Weather this strange this early in the season makes me worry about the rest of the year. We've just started to climb out of the driest year on record here in TX, our ranchers and farmers can not handle another year like that. Beef prices are already on the rise, I can't imagine what food costs would be like with another drought.
Is anyone else worried about this weather?