Saturday, June 4, 2016

Could Someone Loan Me a Paddle?

Even though our immediate area has so far escaped the terrible flooding experienced elsewhere in Texas; we have certainly had an unusually wet spring. 

All our streams and creeks are flowing swiftly. 

The golf course is closed until the cart trails are clear and the ground is not so soggy.

For the first time in many years the flood gates on our series of dams have been opened creating currents so dangerous the lakes have been closed for recreational purposes.  

Several of our low water crossings have flooded resulting in city street and state highway closures. After our terrible drought, I promised that I would not complain about the rain.  I will say, however, that I’ve really enjoyed our brief moments of sunshine.

There are still lots of baby birds around.  Swallows have once again built a nest over our front door.  This little guy does not appear to be at all amused by my presence.  But then, I'm very unamused by the mess he's making on my porch.

We also are having a lot of snake activity.  These two were seen this week along my usual walking route.

A Master Naturalist friend tells me this is a harmless rat snake.

My husband is pretty sure this one is harmless as well.  I don’t intend to test either theory out.

Somehow I ended up serving on two Guild committees.  I’ve enjoyed working with my friends on the donation quilt and a program for our August meeting, but it’s left me with very little time to sew.  

I managed to finish this project from the April Karen Eckmeier workshop on her Happy Villages technique.


Doreen Auger said...

Love your project! I can really understand your "no time for stitching" dilemma. I experience those same moments of "What????"/over(?)involvement in things I really enjoy! Glad you've not been hit by all the TX's quite staggering how widespread it is. Most of our coming/going to Harlingen this past year has been altered by pounding rains in the east central areas. We're hoping this coming winter we won't have the same experience!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your color combinations on the Village scene.

I hope the TX flooding will soon be over. It is even affecting mail when we send bill payments that way. I got a late fee on one when I sent it a week in advance of due date and then she said it was the weather's fault. They reversed the fee.

Gina said...

I'm so glad you are not affected by the flooding. I didn't know you were having problems over there.
I love that Happy Villages quilt. It looks just like a colourful version of the South Wales Valleys
Love and hugs xxx

O'Quilts said...

lovely post...not the snakes though..Ha!! Tell me again about the ouch pouches...are they to protect the breast from the car seat belt or to reduce swelling..? Have a sometimes sunny day.