Drought sucks the life out of all living things. Manchaca has experienced a 28-inch-deficit since the drought began in September, 2007. The drought has cost Texas an estimated 3.6 million in crop and livestock losses.
I am cured of taking water for granted. I daily thank God for water to wash to dishes, water to make coffee, water to flush toilets, and water to wash my hair. The recent rains have brought some relief to Central Texas, but the drought won’t be over until another 20 inches of rain falls.
I even understand the Biblical stories of drought much better. Drought means suffering. Mark has a terse definition of drought: no water, no life. I get it.
This morning glory hitched a ride from Manchaca in a flower pot. It’s grateful for this afternoon’s rain too.