Welcome Summer (I think....)
Well, I don't want to sound too chipper at the official arrival of Summer, because here in Texas, the heat is already on, and has been for quite a while now. We are in a severe drought and high 90s/100 degree temperatures show little sign of moderating any time soon. Oh, and those Texas wildfires you may have seen on the news, well one of the largest ones is burning just a few miles north of our home near Plantersville. Scary stuff - many have had to be evacuated - 30 or so families have already lost their homes, and over 4000 acres have already been burned, and the fire is only about 20% contained. Our beautiful woodsy area is like a huge tinder box after months without any appreciable rain, so we are on pins and needles as we watch the wind direction, watch the weather, and pray for rain and protection. We are fine here so far - the wind from the south is keeping the flames to the north of us, but we are prepared to act fast if needed...
The forecast does call for scattered rain showers today and tomorrow, so that's some welcome news.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for us here in Texas and throughout the dry Southwest...I know some of you blog buddies up in the Northwest and in the Midwest would gladly share some of your rain with us! :o)
Hugs and Blessings to all my friends across the country and around the world - seems as though few of us are NOT touched by some sort of natural disaster or another. But take heart...there is hope...always hope...
"When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.