Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Waiting for Rain
I think I have mentioned our drought conditions once or a hundred times. Mull-berry pointed me to this map last year when I was lamenting lack of rain. I complained last year when we were in the yellow area, now we are in the red. Yes, it could be worse, but not much. Anyway, rain has been forecast for this day for days. In fact, the rain should have started last night. Unfortunately, it appears to have moved around us. The system just broke apart and reformed on the other side of us. We did get enough wind from the storm to knock the top out of one of our aging pecan trees. The forecasters are still predicting thunderstorms, the clouds are still thick, and I'm finding it difficult to quit looking at the animated radar over and over, hoping the storm will move right on top of us instead of breaking apart and moving around. Why I feel it necessary to watch the radar, I don't know. There is at least a 15 minute lag in information. I would know it was raining before I saw it on the radar. Crazy, but it makes me feel better.