Monday, August 3, 2009

Drouths and Floods

I remember a time during the l950s when the Rio Grande dried up. I walked out in the middle of it and took a picture. About two weeks later it started to rain and the Rio Grande was at flood stage. I hired a crop dusting plane and flew over it for contrast pictures. We ran a full page of contrast photographs in the Houston Post. And so my message is have faith. Perhaps we will be at flood stage in a few days.

1 comment:

Nancy Jane Moore said...

Meanwhile, out in the mountains of West Texas, there is rain. Summer is the rainy season in the Marfa/Alpine/Fort Davis area, and things are pretty green here right now. The creeks are dry, though.

This part of the country is supposed to get about 15 inches of rain a year, which is about what we've been averaging in Austin. What's right for one part of the country is disaster for another.