Saturday, March 31, 2012

This and That

Thursday night southeast Texas was hit by a terrific storm. McAllen, just northwest of us a short distance, received 5 inches of rain. Very strong straight-line winds and hail pelted the area and knocked out power. Schools, homes and businesses were flooded. Here at the refuge, the wind blew and we had rain and hail, but very little damage--only a few downed trees. The area where our RV is parked was without power for about 10 hours. We are grateful it came on before the afternoon as we are experiencing temps in the high 80s with high humidity.

Some farm fields are still very wet.

This morning the low temperature was below the dew point, so everything was wet and we had fog as we drove to our volunteer work. I wonder if the storm night before last destroyed all the spider webs and they had to build new ones. We sure saw a lot of them.

Yesterday during a tram tour and this morning during a safety check, we saw a bobcat. Finally, John has seen them! But they dart off the road so fast I haven't had a chance to get a photograph.

I did get a picture of a javelina that we spotted this morning.

Yesterday we saw this toad or frog. Don't know what it is, but it is interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you survived the storm without any damage. Some of our friends at Bentsen Palm Village said they spent a couple hours in the shower building and a few trees in the park came down. Don't need that kind of excitement!