Thursday, June 28, 2007

Am I in Texas?

Pitter patter. Pitter patter. Thunder. More pitter patter.

That’s been what we’ve been hearing a lot of lately. Every day this week and apparently most of last week, rain has been pelting this area. I’ve walked through ankle-deep water most days on my way to the parking garage. Lawnmowers are silent as yards inch taller and grow a deeper green each day with the repeated rain.

And so I must ask, “Is this Texas in June?”

A typical Texas June has temperatures in the upper 90s and possibly the 100s. The word “rain” isn’t even spoken of on the news, except to say that some would be nice so that yards don‘t burn up and watering restrictions can be lifted. People’s thoughts are usually turned to water parks, watermelon, lemonade, homemade ice cream, and waiting for the long summer days to end so that the temperature outside becomes bearable.

Although these dark rain clouds have made night come earlier than normal, don’t take my comments as complaints. I would like a brief reprieve, but I’m looking forward to not having a huge electric bill or a hefty water bill. As long as the tornados stay away, I say, “Let it rain.”


spaghettipie said...

Ugh! I've been struggling with praising God on this one. We're about to go stir crazy over here. Yet I'm grateful...

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

SP - Day 6 of the monsoon has changed my outlook a little. My dog wants to go for a walk so badly, and yet it seems to rain every evening without fail! Maybe, the sun'll come out tomorrow????