Thoughts About Winter in Texas
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The weather was cold...so unusual here. After weeks of taking the plants in and out of the garage we gave in and let the inevitable happen. My ferns...oh my poor ferns! I know they will grow back in the spring but for now they look bad. The beautiful hibiscus plants are merely stems now. Amazingly the rosemary has survived untouched. How did that happen?
We were ecstatic on our snow day but that passed and left us a cold holiday season with freezing temperatures for weeks. The weather has not been this cold in years. Now that the holidays are behind us we can look forward to weeks of dreary weather.
The weather is still cold according to us, although this is a little chill to everyone up north. I can only say that you have my sympathies. I am not tough enough for that kind of weather.
Dreary Winter Thoughts
I feel like a whiner when I think of those poor souls in Haiti. The earthquake death toll continues to rise on a poor country where most people do not even have running water. As I searched YouTube for relevant videos I was appalled by the ugly comments made by so many people who feel it necessary to insult anyone who comments in the most vulgar way while totally ignoring the suffering of these people in the videos they are watching.
Perhaps I have the winter blues but at the moment I am disappointed that so many of the youth of our country and around the world have fallen into the way of demonizing and insulting everyone with no regard of real suffering that is around them.
Meanwhile, I am here in the dreary weather with a warm home, running water, and food to eat. I thank God and pray fervently for the welfare of the people of Haiti. I will also donate to the rescue fund.
Ducks at Engeling
Update October 2013
Last year Texas was in severe drought with no rain at all and we had a warm winter. It seemed that there was no winter at all. It passed so fast that I had the winter blues all over again. When you live in warm and hot weather, winter is a welcome break and is generally a happy time. Fall has brought about much needed rain and we can't wait for winter weather to arrive.
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