There’s nothing quite like springtime in Texas, but one of the best things about travel is it reminds us that there’s nothing quite like home, either.
Here’s a link to my Portage County Gazette column for March 23, with a few extra pictures thrown into the gallery below. Most of them are from Cameron Park and the Riverwalk area in downtown Waco, Texas. The flowers are from a field near Temple. The last one is just somewhere in the heart of Texas.
Author’s note: the photo gallery doesn’t seem to be working correctly on my browser (Chrome on Windows 10) right now. My other posts seemed OK until a minute ago. Seems fine on my smartphone, but I’m going to check this out. If you’re having issues viewing the gallery properly, please leave me a note in the comment section.
Click here to see Austin-American Statesman flood coverage.
Watching reports of yet another massive flood in Texas, part of the extreme climate events that are increasing in frequency, I am reminded of two or three previous “historic” floods I lived through in what used to be my home state. I still have lots of family members in Texas — thankfully all safe, but all of whom were affected one way or another by the extraordinary amounts of rainfall over the holiday weekend.
A few of them still don’t buy into the notion of climate change or its relationship to fossil fuels. I expect most eventually will, as the Katrina effect takes hold, but this post isn’t for them, at least yet. It’s a reminder for the rest of us to continue chipping away, as best as we can, at the intransigence of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and especially, politicians.