Terlingua Dreams

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rain Event

Had just opened the gate to go run an errand when the rain began.  For those that do not personally know me...I do NOT drive in the rain...maybe one day I will blog about that...but not today.


As little as it rains in West Texas I figured the rain would be over in 5 minutes.  Glad I was proved wrong...it rained buckets for about 30 minutes. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but they were taken through the window.



These are pictures looking toward the north side of the property were Cliff and friends cut some pesky mesquites.





I was beginning to get concerned as the water started to rise in the front yard and it began to look more like a lake.




Glad I had opened the gate so the water was able to exit the property faster!







The trees and plants sure appreciated the liquid gold.




Hope everyone in the drought stricken states got their fair share of this wonderful rain.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.




19 comments:

  1. Wow, glad it didn't get in your house.

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    1. I was sweating it there for a while!

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  2. Good to see, maybe the lake can start its recovery.

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    1. That is exactly what I was thinking John...hope the lake got a lot of water.

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  3. You Mom sure is lucky to have a lake front property in the desert. . . get out your fishing pole.

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    1. For a while there she had as much water as some properties down by Lake Amistad :D

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  4. I like to see rain come down like that....make a big ol' lake in the yard, stuff like that. When I was a little kid, I would have been out there play'n in it. Damn, I miss be'n a little kid.

    I'm think'n those mesquite trees are gonna like all that water....grow like weeds.

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    1. I can certainly see you as a kid getting all wet and muddy and causing all type of mayhem Billy Bob!

      Did you have to mention those darn mesquite trees? :-(

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  5. It came a 1 minute rain here about 5:00 this morning and then as soon as it got light it was darn near clear. Have had sunshine most of the day and it got to 102 with all that humidity. Whew! Shelah abandoned the cabin because its cooler outside in the mud.

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    1. I am glad the sunshine is back because that means your solar is up and running but I hate to hear it being 102 and humid!

      Shelah is a smart girl :)

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  6. This is totally off topic, but I follow your blog and just recently came across some information that might or might not work for your fire ants, and I can't figure out how to email you. Here is the information: Here is a great, inexpensive way to get rid of FIRE ANTS! This is especially beneficial to those of us in the south. Be sure to share this little secret with your friends!

    Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. The whole colony will be dead within about two days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of club soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds..

    Hope it works for you. smiles, Sue C

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    1. Hi ChasinRainbows2 - on my profile if you look under Contact me, if you go to e-mail and put your cursor on it note that down at the bottom my e-mail address will appear it is msbelinda@hotmail.com or you can simply click under e-mail and it will automatically set it up so you can e-mail me.

      Thank you for this great tip...the only problem is that in West Texas fire ants do not build mounds they just have a hole in the ground making it harder for me to find them unless I follow their trail. I have a picture of their hole in one of my prior posts.

      The ones I am having a problem with are the sugar ants and the pissy ants which have mini mounds EVERYWHERE :-(

      Wonder if your trick will work on them? Can't hurt to try it on the bigger mounds. Will let you know and thank you for your comment.

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    2. Thanks for the tip on how to email someone from their contact me info. It didn't go to my email when I clicked on email, so I couldn't figure out what to do. Smiles and like you said, you can try it on different kinds of ants. My sister has been fighting the sugar ants for 4 years with no success, yet and she's tried everything but an exterminator, LOL. She has pets, though, so she has to be careful with her tries, LOL. Smiles

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  7. You should probably buy one of those little life rafts the kids play with in a pool. That looks like a serious rain. Take care MsB.

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    1. Lol, Mr Rat I don't think I can fit in those little life rafts :D

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. WOW! I MEAN WOW!
    Great to see you had a good rain.

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    1. Here I was having Rain Envy just a couple of days ago and the Rain Gods heard me!

      I think it rained quite a bit by Sanderson as well.

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    1. No, but may need to look into it. :)

      Thank you for commenting.

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