After the Rains

What a wild ride the Texas weather has given us recently. Less than two weeks ago, we had snow:

Okay, so it wasn’t a lot of snow – but it was snow. Temps were in the 20s – darn cold for March here.

Then we had over a week of quasi-summer: temps in the high 70s, got up to 80 a couple of times. Beautiful.

Then yesterday, the rains came. I was getting ready to build an ark (already have a start with two cats). It rained and rained and rained … not just steady but hard rain, all day long.

Today, it’s pretty and sunny again, but cool (50s). And the lake is the highest it’s been since we moved here. The docks look as if they’re floating on the water; their support legs are completely covered:

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A far cry from summer before last, when we had beaches that extended out beyond the docks.

Oh, and the swallows have returned. We have a lone one living under our balcony now. I hope he/she finds a mate. I’ve grown very accustomed to sharing in the nesting, laying, hatching, feeding and fledging processes.

About debshinder

Technology analyst and author, specializing in enterprise security. Author of or contributor to over 25 books, including "Scene of the Cybercrime." Fourteen-year Microsoft MVP, married to Microsoft FTE Tom Shinder, and proud mom of two wonderful grown-up human children and three amazing Japanese Chin pups. In my spare time, I love to travel - especially on cruise ships - and write about my grand adventures.
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