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SENIORS: BLUE SKIES AND DRY LAND

Aug 15th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

“Blue skies, nothing but blue skies heading my way” so go the lyrics of a favorite song. That song depicts Texas and other states in the south and southwest. Lots of blue skies, but no clouds, no moisture, no thunderheads, no rain.

The result in Texas is a very depressing and dry climate that is taking its toll on everybody, rural and urban, lakeside and farm, green grassy lawns and trickling streams. It is a phenomenon not new, historically, according to the New York Times on Sunday, August 14 “As Texas Dries Out, Life Falters and Fades.”

Those of us who live here endure, but not without an ache for the land. Trees have taken on the look of fall, lots of browns and yellows, the sign of death is in the air. A huge limb lies in the front lawn, stressed from lack of moisture, waiting to be hauled