I Hear You. I am Here.

In the week leading up to the treatment an argument ensued between myself and the oak wilt crew leader. We had been dealing with a historic level drought. Never had it been so hot, so early, and for so long, with so little rain. i mowed my grass once this year. Some mowed not at …

Gardening, a New Friend, and a Hail Storm

It was a very hot sunny day, not a cloud to be seen…one of those heavy humid days where the heat seems to be pressing you into the ground and the hoppers click and hum through the grass as the buzzards circle overhead, assuming that if you have a heartbeat and you’re outside, you must …

the Magnificent Progression of Surprise Weather

I arrived home one day to find this cloud formation sitting directly on top of my property. There were no other clouds, just this rather impressive blob sitting atop my house dropping sheets of rain on the yard. Because it was near sundown the thing soon caught all sorts of pink and orange light which …

Cashew Weathers the Lightening Storm we got in the Evening

These first two videos are how Cashew is during a storm if i hold her but am not singing. she stops barking but thrashes around, breathes heavily, and shakes uncontrollably. The last video depicts how singing soothes her. If i rock her in the rocking chair, pat her, and sing to her, she is soothed …

A Karaoke Day for Cashew

We finally got the rain we needed. I’d say between 8:30 am and 3 pm it rained pretty consistently. And that meant Cashew lost her mind. It was lightening and thunder kind of rain. So for two hours straight Cashew barked and howled ceaselessly while she shook uncontrollably in her crate. We really need a …

An Old Man who likes 4 Letter Words, Respects Okra, and can Smell Rain Coming

Yesterday i was looking at a storm system located over Bandera while standing in the yard. Today i am watching one in a different portion of the sky. From what i understand its somewhere between Mason and Fredericksburg, but i just know it to be the sky over the front right portion of the property. …

The Plan for the Oak Trees

Now that spring is in full force over here (though the dry rainless conditions may have stunted the flower and grass growth a bit) i can finally see which parts of the oak trees on the property came back and which parts are definitely dead due to icepocalypse a little over a year ago. Last …

It wasn’t our Turn

I was outside doing the evening chores when i heard a familiar noise; thunder. It’s been a while since we’ve had rain and so though the noise was familiar i’d forgotten that anxious feeling that it induces, as if suddenly you need to secure any outdoor furniture, park the car under the cover of trees …

Conquering an old Fear

I checked the forecast that morning. The storm was not set to arrive until 7 pm. My shift ended at 6. I left the rain boots on the seat and locked the car. The clouds began to gather in the distance around 3:30 pm. They were dark and menacing. The summer storm was upon us …

Afternoon Storm

I had just finished an online tutoring session. i had been so focused on studying for the upcoming exam and getting these multi-day projects done by the looming deadline that i had neglected to shower and i didn’t smell pretty anymore. With the studying and the projects in a better spot, i decided i could …