Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Evan Almighty, Where Are You Now?

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Well, gang, we're getting pounded. Apparently, Mother Nature is pissed and she's not going to take it anymore. The San Gabriel River is raging over its banks and Brushy Creek is following suit. The dams are taking a beating--the water's going over the spillway at Wirtz, and they're opening the gates as fast as they can without flooding our neighbors downriver. It rained more than 19 inches in Marble Falls in the course of five hours, and it's continuing to pour. Take a look...
The upper left is a pickup that was swept off the road and into floodwaters (by the Statesman's Deborah Cannon). Below right is the San Gabriel River raging over its banks. I've picnicked under the tree in the middle of the river... above center is Brushy Creek Drive coursing with rushing water. Below, last, the water gushes over County Road 174.

A tropical low pressure system has settled in and there's no end in sight. We're expecting rain for all of this week and well into next. So, Tahoe and I will be making sangria and hunkering down to "write" out the storm...

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Barnes & Noble Round Rock Signing

Barnes & Noble Round Rock Signing
My friend Pantera with Tahoe & Me

Tahoe and a new friend at the signing