This is a big day, down yonder way. Sort of like a mini, personalized Independence Day. Just for Texans.
(Now, don’t get me wrong. I love me some Texas. I have family that resides in that grand ol’ state. Albeit, not the biggest state in the nation, despite what they like to claim, but a grand state nonetheless. And I learned some valuable life lessons down there. Lots of them. Texas holds a special place in my heart. And always will.)
All of that being written, today is a big one in the history books for the grand ol’ state.
Wayyyyyyyy back in 1836, the Republic of Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Yee-haw. You know. Alamo, and all that stuff.
Then, in 1861 on March 2nd, ironically, Texas declared their independence from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
Now, this might lead one to wonder, given today’s politically charged clime, is Texas primed for an earth-shattering announcement?
I’m simply pontificating here, not prognosticating. Don’t take this to the bank. Actually, I don’t have much else to write about. It snowed during the night. Everything that was getting brown and dirty is white again. There is not a cloud in the bright blue sky and the sun is working mightily to begin melting what it can. Icicles are dripping off of the roof. The birds (and cottontails and squirrels and fox and coyotes) have cleared away the snow under the feeders and trees on the northern edge of the yard and bare ground is evident. However, elsewhere, three and four foot piles of snow remain.
Not quite to mud season yet. Thank the goddess. When it comes, it is going to be a mess. Mess. Hopefully it will be a long, slow melt so that we can have the most benefit from all of this moisture.
Time to get to school. Notice how I did not mention one teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, little word about the events of last night? Or the political goings-on that are going on?
Changin’ my ways. Turning over a new leaf so to speak. Even though there are no leaves to be seen for miles here.
Don’t worry. It won’t last. The words are piling up in my cranium and will explode out here shortly. Stay tuned. I’ll weigh in on the political absurdities shortly.
In the meantime, I’m going to be remembering the look of the bluebonnets in bloom in the Brazos River Valley.