Texas is in the midst of a terrible drought. I see scorched earth wherever I travel in the state.

I'm reminded of what Alice Hoffman wrote: "I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us."

Why? Who Knows!

Climatologists say La Nina is at fault. Drought forecasters say La Nina ended two months ago, but that Texas will experience another La Nina effect beginning October. Those who monitor the earth say it's not global warming because the actual temperature of the earth has declined within the last few years. Who knows why we are experiencing this terrible heat and drought.

Takeaway Truth

I'm in a small town in the Hill Country. Everywhere one goes in town, merchants bid you goodbye and always say: "Pray for rain." Good advice.


  1. Oh, Joan, down here in Houston, people are actually praying for a hurricane just for the rain. And Ike roared through only three years ago.

  2. Yes, but Ike didn't bring that much rain to us. Actually, I didn't know that we've been in a drought for a couple of years. Guess if you live in the city, you don't notice Mother Nature much until she really gets in a tizzy.