Lately, rains fell and Salt Creek flows, shallow water pools form and grass sprouts from the bank.
Near Abilene, the Butterfield mail and stage line crossed the semi-arid desert, terminating in San Francisco. Behind this historical marker, my friend Blu Cooksey leases the pasture for cattle. Near where the Butterfield stables stood, nails, mule shoes and horse shoes may still be found after a hard rain.
I must mow the lawn about the ranch house since rains have come this spring. Last year, I mowed only twice because of the drought.