Texas weather sucks. No rain, ever...and temps over 100 degrees every single damn day. If it does rain, it lasts for about five minutes. It really makes me wonder why I moved here. Everything is scrubby brown. You walk a couple of blocks and you feel like you've walked about 100 blocks because of the heat. You walk from your house to the car...car to work...work to car...and back to the house because it's too damned hot to spend any amount of time outside. Your seat belt becomes a branding iron. Every day I wake up hoping I'll see some rain clouds...but nothing but blue skies and blazing temps. They say that people who live in climates that get a lot of rain get depressed. But I think it's equally true about people who live in climates where it never rains. I miss those midwestern thunderboomers where the crack of thunder is so loud you can feel it in your chest...or the days where it would just drizzle all day which makes you want to cuddle up with a book. I guess it's all about a little variety...and there's no variety in Texas. Every single day is exactly the same. Sometimes I think that one day Texas is just going to explode into a fireball because of the incredible heat with no rain.
I was watering my flowers tonight...which I do every single day otherwise they would die...and I noticed this beauty.
My yellow hibiscus doesn't bloom nearly as much as my red one does. So when the yellow one makes its appearance, I am always amazed by its perfection. Believe me, the water on the petals is not from rain...it's from my daily watering to keep it alive.
I watched a video recently about how the world is running out of fresh water. Places become so dry that when it does rain, the ground can't absorb the water so it just runs off back into the rivers and ocean...which negatively affects the whole ecosystem. That is definitely the case in Texas. Private individuals and companies are slowly purchasing water rights around the world which are going to affect each and every one of us some day. Water will probably eventually become as expensive as gas...if not more.
Okay...I'll get off my soap box. For now, I just wish it would rain.