While I am spending good days in Seattle where the sky is bright and blue and the air has a touch of chill under that sunshine, I read that fires are storming through the area around Bastrop TX. It's more than dry in Texas. We are parched and there is no rain in sight. That tropical storm that left the gulf went to New Orleans and we were left with dry winds. The city's Parks & Recreation Department estimates that as we move into 2012 without rain, Houston could lose as much as 80% of its green tree canopy, which would change the whole look and nature of our city. Those live oaks, tall pine trees and stately magnolia trees would not be here. We'll be flat and flat. Prairie.
I've been in Seattle for a week and have loads to post. This has been a very intense trip as I decided to go through some of the file boxes at Mom and Dad's house. They have saved over 60 years of family correspondence as well as business correspondence and other printed memorabilia. It's a trove and perusing this file and that sure makes for emotion laden experiences. I'd rate going through some of this family history VERY HEAVY DUTY.
Visits with Dad and visits with grandkids take up each day. As usual, lots of happenings in Seattle.