A Quiet Day

I'm sitting on the deck at my dad's place and tried to get a picture of the great white herons that keep sailing past. I must have missed them but then I can't see much on my tiny phone screen anyway. California's drought has been a topic of epistolary conversation with some of you and here I offer you my own view. That little bit of water is the Kings River. Usually it's full this time of year as water is released for irrigation but not so this year. The canals are dry too. Lord have mercy. The fishing rod and net in the picture aren't seeing a lot of use these days.

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  1. I know...the drought is so bad there...isn't it. Yes, may the Lord have mercy.

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    1. I read an article about water rationing today, and laws against collecting rain in barrels. "Just because it falls onto your roof does not mean it is yours." Well, is it yours if it falls on your land? Seems to me catching rain and using it means you use less tap water. People might have to be reminded that droughts too, will pass. We had severe droughts in Texas for years, and now we're flooding like it's nobody's business.

      Perhaps the Ed Begley Jr.s of the world should stop hoarding thousands of gallons of water, people should cut back on pools and rerouting water to desert areas.

      I believe the Lord is always merciful. He hears and answers our prayers. We're praying for rain to fall on California.

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  2. And here we have had so much rain that there is widespread flooding with more rain forecast for today. Reminds me of Robert Frost's Fire and Ice.

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    1. People are stocking up on staples buying water as usual. There are also people on beaches in Galveston. Humans are interesting creations.

      Now I am off to read Frost's poem.

      Be safe.

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