my shadow on the floor
As I write this column, it is a cold and rainy day outside my window. Apparently, Mother Nature decided that the good people of Texas did not need a fall and jumped straight into winter. The first freeze in Lubbock was three weeks earlier than normal, and it is too wet for the cotton farmers to get into the fields to harvest their crops. Our friends in the Hill Country are seeing record-level rains and floods. The weatherman tells me that Travis County has had rain the last seven weekends. Parts of the “Wild Horse Desert” of South Texas has had more than 20 inches of rain in the last 30 days, which is more than the annual average in much of that area.