Welcome green on a computer screen

22 04 2020


Of course, there’s a bit of blue (snow) and red-and-yellow (heavy rain), too, but the moisture is what we’re concerned with, and it’s the moisture that lessens our considerable concern this early in the spring because of the *lack* of it for months and and months now.

Spring Creek Basin is mostly to the eastish and southeastish of the lowermost red-and-yellow blob. Some of it, yes, is not green-covered on the version of the weather map shown (KWTX Channel 10 is my parents’ news station in Central Texas, and it does feature an excellent radar map), but I’m confident that our our whole little region got a little bit of soothing drizzle for slightly more than a few minutes yesterday in the late afternoon.


There’s nothing quite as uplifting in the high desert, in spring, than the sight of sprinkles drizzling from the heavens and the scent of that divine wetness-on-dry-desert-sage permeating the air.


The above was typed around 4:30 or 5 p.m. Tuesday (yesterday).

The below, around 6:30ish p.m., kept happening:


We’re kinda happy on this Earth Day. 🙂

Happy 50th anniversary to this official celebration of our Earth. We owe her everything.



11 responses

22 04 2020

Happy Earth Day!

22 04 2020

Woo Hoo! Happy Earth Day!

22 04 2020
Sue Story

“Wetness-on- dry-desert-sage” – one of my favorite fragrances! 😊

22 04 2020
Karen Schmiede

Glad for the moisture! Happy Earth Day!

22 04 2020

Thank you Universe for the moisture for our dry areas and during this interesting time my hope is more of us appreciate Mother Earth and her underappreciated value. Love to the wild!! and TJ!!

22 04 2020
Gary Ratcliff

Here’s an interesting story and maybe you know a historian of the area and pass this information along. I was at Spring Creek Basin this past weekend, April 18/19. We camped on top of the narrow ridge where the road (I believe BLM 40742) up and down it like a roller coaster. At the base of a Juniper tree I see rocks configured in a symmetrical manner. I cleared the undergrowth. A flat rock at the end of the pile of rocks has these words chiseled on it: Molly, RIP, 05-07.

22 04 2020

Oh, I thought maybe Molly had been yours and you camped there to visit her. I don’t know who Molly belonged to, but I’ve known about the rock for many years. I do call that ridge rollercoaster ridge. 🙂

22 04 2020
Gary Ratcliff

That’s a perfect name for sure. It would be interesting to find out the story behind Molly. Kind of surreal discovering it. It was a pleasurable experience watching horses and herd behavior and photographing them. I noticed many of the horses spend time just outside the official entrance where it looks like a rancher has a watering hole and puts hay out.

22 04 2020

Those mustangs are on our private-land sanctuary. 🙂 They’ve been removed from their home ranges (many from Spring Creek Basin) and are given lifetime sanctuary here.

23 04 2020
Gary Ratcliff

That’s wonderful to know. Thanks for responding my question. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets in the basin.

23 04 2020

You’re welcome! I don’t remember whether it was cloudy Saturday night or clear, but we also have amazing night skies. 🙂

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