Friday, September 12, 2008

Texas Rock Rose and Rain Report

I thought I'd do this little sketch of a rock rose flower, just for fun.

We've gotten a lot of rain the past few days--according to the radio this morning, over 7.5 inches of it fell yesterday alone (here is a picture of my over-topped rain gauge). The city and county have been declared disaster areas, but I think the main problem has been traffic disruption. A few reports of flooded houses, and the cotton crop is probably affected. Haven't been out to the garden yet this morning to see what's going on, but I'm sure it's small potatoes compared to the trouble the rain is causing for area farmers.

This is all from a system coming in from the west. It will be interesting to see what happens in a couple of days when we start getting the effects of Ike from the south.

And speaking of Ike, let's hope the people down in Galveston are safe.


  1. we too have been having violent storms and torrential rain, which has caused flooding and a lot of damage. But when i see the news of texas it's nothing in comparison...

  2. We've been drying out nicely here on the southern high plains, but I don't think the same can be said for our neighbors to the south east. It looks very bad for Galveston...


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