Is It Time To Build An Ark Yet?

If you haven’t heard, Texas is being pummeled with rain and storms. This is the most rain I can remember, and I’ve lived here all my life. Just to give you an idea, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, last year at this time, more than 71 percent of Texas was classified as being in a moderate drought and nearly 50 percent of the state was in a severe drought. Now, our rivers and reservoirs have returned to normal and near normal levels, and only 5 percent of the state remains in moderate drought. And we still have more rain on the way. In fact, the forecasters are predicting even more crazy weather patterns for this weekend.

But Texas isn’t alone. Oklahoma and Arkansas are being blasted as well. At this rate, I’m beginning to think investing in a boat might not be a bad idea.

Check this link out to see just how bad the flooding has been. A lot of the pics are of places I know and/or travel.

My poem the other day was inspired by the fact that I woke up to the sun shining for almost the first full day after almost a straight month of rain. I’ve only been able to mow the grass in my yard twice this whole month because the ground is too wet for the mower. And it’s sadly in need of mowing.

We need a break soon so we can dry out.

Happy Friday. And Happy First Day Of Driving The Parents Crazy For Three Months to all the kids who had their last day of school today.

xo Jesi

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

7 Replies to “Is It Time To Build An Ark Yet?

  1. While ours definitely isn’t great yet, and always kind of expected here, it’s nowhere near as bad as that. I hope it clears up for you. Especially if some of the schools are out. It’s always worrying having freakish weather – global warming letting us know Nature’s not happy maybe. I finish up from school in just over three weeks and have everything crossed for a bit of sunshine. Failing that, as long as it doesn’t rain non-stop as the kids can’t get out to play. Maybe an ark would be just the thing. Sailing holidays. :/

      1. I’ve seen flood pics of OK and known that TX has been mostly rained on, and known that a few people have drowned, especially when there were tornado warnings…what else did I miss?

        1. Well, the other night it rained so much so quickly that in between here and Austin (three hours drive south) the flooding was 6 feet high. And that was in an hour of raining. It was terrifying that night, and I don’t normally get scared of storms. This one was angry and you could hear it. Ironically, there was no tornado warning that night.

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