This is Memorial Weekend, and its raining in Austin, Texas.  We had about 1.25 inches yesterday here at the house, and its raining again today.  I don’t know how much rain we will get.  It is very much needed, no question there.  But it is still strange.  If it were any cooler I would think I was back in Washington state. As is, we are in the 70’s, ranging from the low to high.

But I’m sure all the plants will be happy for the rain.  This time of year I don’t think they expect much rain.  But its here.  With the drought, plants and the reservoirs will be happy to get the much needed moisture.  And it hasn’t all been those heavy downpours either.  Yesterday we got about the first inch of rain in one hour.  Then it was just kind of slow and drizzly.  It didn’t rain overnight.  But this morning it started up again and its been slow and steady.  Just the kind of rain I would see in Washington.  But at least it should soak in well.  The rain won’t run off too much.

That’s not to say some areas aren’t getting flash floods.  There are flash flood warnings in Austin and San Antonio areas.  Some sections of San Antonio, near the airport, apparently got 8 inches of rain yesterday.  And its still raining there.  I’m sure some areas of Austin are also looking at flash flooding.  But up here, its not likely – mud slides maybe, flash floods not so much.

Thursday my neighbor Mrs. L came over and we planted my roses into large containers.  I’m glad we got that done.  And now with this rain, they are getting a good watering.  Hopefully more things will continue growing now that we have this rain.

On the other hand, the deer have been dropping fawns.  We have seen a few wobbly legged fawns about.  When we saw the first one we put up some additional wire netting around the back yard.  These fawns are so young they could have fit between the fencing bars.  But at least with the wire netting, they can’t fit between the bars.

I have to admit, our neighbors who had put in grass throughout their yard are making the deer very happy.  There are time I see lots of deer just standing out there eating the grass.  Happy deer! With this rain, I’m betting lots of the fawns will survive.  There will be lots for them to eat for a while.

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