I’m not for sure the drought here in my area — central-west Texas — has been broken, but the recent rain filled my neighbor’s pond and it has overflowed gently the last few days into my pond or cow tank. I walked yesterday to my pond and noticed the overflow, catching me by surprise as I jumped the slight current, avoiding getting my boots wet. It was quite cold, by our standards, and I returned to the house after a bracing hike.
I like the contrast of the leafless trees and Star with the previous photograph that shows emergent winter grasses and water.
The temperature yesterday when I hiked was 28 deg. F., not cold enough to freeze the runoff, but cold enough to wear a warm coat and toboggan cap.
Today the temperature remains about the same and we are forecast sleet and rain from 6:00 p.m. until tomorrow morning.
- Rain fills pond (swamericana.wordpress.com)