As I began my errands yesterday, this sky greeted me. Now one would think that we should have rain soon; however, the rain god likes to tease us here in Central Texas by filling our skies with gray clouds for days but no rain. On the plus side, cloudy skies keep the temperatures down.
I was not falling for the sky forecast.
I begin to perk up when I noticed this Texas Sage in bloom outside the Post Office. It is said that rain is soon to follow when flowers appear on a Texas Sage. I have seen flowers on a bush before and no rain; and then I have not seen flowers on the sage and there is rain. After careful consideration, I decided to not fall for the con by the Texas Sage.
On the way home, I stopped along side the road to photograph the Trecul Yucca, commonly known as Spanish Dagger, Spanish Bayonet, or Don Quixote Lance. The center stem when dried makes for a great tomato plant stake. Pioneers used the tough leaves for making twine or rope, and the blossom were made into pickles or cooked like cabbage. Hmmm . . .
The flowers up close....did not see the drain culvert until I got home. lol The wind was blowing and I was concentrating on trying to get an in-focus shot.
When I walked into the house, this is what I saw first -- Maggie napping in my personal chair. Note the throw used as a cover -- all my furniture is covered these days so the dogs can nap around and I can throw the cover in the wash.
Oh, btw, it started raining around midnight. We got 7/10's of an inch. When you live in Central Texas, as little as 1/10 of an inch of rain is a blessing.
Until next time, God bless.