August 28, 2017
Good morning. Well, it is for us. But not so good for millions of folks in Texas. I've been following news of the storm and the news is not good. As of bedtime last night, there had been five deaths because of the storm. The water keeps climbing higher, and the rain doesn't look like it's going to stop for some time.
So far, I have not seen or heard of any pets or wildlife being saved and I am heart sick over this . I'm hoping that everyone who evacuated remembered to take their animals with them. I'm hoping that all livestock has been moved to higher ground before the neighborhoods became flooded.
There's not much other news for today. Pogo and I will go out to do a couple errands when I'm finished typing this post. Other than that, I've made no other plans for today. I have about fifteen more rows to put on the afghan and it will be done, so maybe I'll work on that later today. At some point, I'll have to go pick up a few groceries as we're running out of a few things.
The nights are pretty cool now, only in the fifties. The days are getting shorter too. The sun comes up later in the morning and sets a lot earlier in the evening. So I guess that means that Autumn is right around the corner.
Deanne sent me a photo a few days ago of a "stick bug" that she spotted in her yard. Phasmatodea are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects in Europe and Australasia; and stick bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks in the United States and Canada. They are also known as Phasmids, ghost insects or leaf insects. They can also be kept as pets, and you can look this information up on Google.
I also have a photo that Joe sent to me while he was at the park. He knows that I love all the water birds there. Here's a cute photo of a pair of ducks resting by a rock.
I also dug a photo out from my archives of a yellow finch enjoying a patch of black-eyed susans. I haven't seen any of these yellow finches around here for a couple of years now. Hmmm, not sure why.
Now I think I'll take my leave and get dressed. I really do need to do a couple of errands. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.