Jay and I returned home a couple of days ago from a visit to Austin. Wow! It is beyond hot down there. The Central Texas area is just burning up. Green grass is nowhere to be seen. Lake Travis is alarmingly low. Such a terrible drought. We are praying that fall brings healing rain to the poor, sun-scorched state.
This is a sight we saw often on a drive from Austin to Edna to see my folks. The poor cattle all gather under any available tree. The area around where my parents live is usually green and lush. You can tell by this pic how brown everything is right now. So sad.
So now we are back in Montana where the high today is 67 degrees and it feels a lot like fall. From one extreme to the other. While it is nice to be cooler after melting in the Texas heat, I will be glad to be heading out of here before the long, cold winter sets in. No more will I have to deal with 9 months of gray skies, freezing temperatures and snow covered ground. My freezing feet will be so thankful to finally thaw out after 17 years in Bozeman. :-)