This time last year here in the Spring-Tomball-Magnolia-The Woodlands area we were in the midst of a severe drought. We were dealing with fires in Magnolia and heard on the news that we could be in the drought for years. The only fireworks we saw last year over the 4th were on television or the Internet. As is so often common the forecasters were wrong and God had other plans for us as we have had a fair amount of rain this year. Our area is not totally back to normal but we are getting close. Lake Conroe is now only 2 feet low rather than 8 feet; we still have lots of dead trees to deal with from last years drought but otherwise our foliage is green and the fireworks stands are open. We do love our fireworks in Texas!
We have flipped places with Colorado this year. Last year I went to visit my family in Colorado over the summer and was amazed at how green everything was while we were brown; as typically Colorado tends to be a bit brown in the summer. This year it is Colorado that is incredibly dry. How sad it has been to watch the national news and see the devastation the fires have caused. My sister lives in Elizabeth and has kept me abreast of the condition. They had a fire fairly close but luckily it was put out quick unlike the fire in Colorado Springs. Last I heard over 350 people had lost their homes and there was also loss of life.
I will be visiting Colorado shortly to celebrate my Dad’s 95th birthday and will be seeing for myself. Our Dad is doing great for 95 and we have a big shindig planned in Elizabeth. His shindig will be without some of our usual yard games as the grass is too crunchy but we are just blessed to be getting together.
Remembering last year I so understand what Colorado is going through. Please keep Colorado in your thoughts and prayers.