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September 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Is Upon Us

     This is my favorite time of year here in Texas, especially around our little home and the Lake.  Most of this summer the lake level has been dropping, and dropping.  At one point a few weeks ago it was 39 feet low from full lake level.  We have gained about a 4 to 6 foot rise from some heavy rains North of us which flow down the Rio Grand River and ultimately into our 'Falcon Lake'.
      Pictures speak louder than words.  Here are a few.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

September 17, 2018

Good Morning September 12, 2018

A lovely day here in Zapata, TX. We've had quite a bit of rain in the last few days and Falcon Lake is rising. That is good, because it's been pretty low this summer. The farmers south of here need to irrigate their crops so tons and tons of water from Falcon is drained and runs south to the Valley. Mexico needs irrigation, as well and water from Falcon goes to those crops too. George is excited with the increasing depth, as are all the fishermen. More water means more places to fish, and the lake isn't so muddy. So my hubby will get out on the water, as soon as the rain stops. We all know, he loves to fish. I'll go with him one day soon. I don't fish, but I have a Kindle and a camera, so I keep busy. I've a lot of photographs of the landscape from our pontoon's point of view. Mostly dead trees sticking out of the water. Mesquite trees are plentiful in this part of Texas. When the Rio Grande River was dammed up 60 years ago, the water spread and formed Falcon Lake, which is about 30 miles long. The mesquite trees' "ghosts" are still reaching from their roots out of the blue water toward the blue sky. Once in a while, one sees a sleeping indigo snake wound around a tree branch. They scare me to death, but they are harmless and protected, I believe. Back to my blog. I'm going to try to make a go of having a blog, since I am a published writer now, I must have a blog, right? We'll see how it goes. George has a blog and he's been trying to help me get this thing started. Forgive the amateur look. We are working at perfecting it. I'll try to have a picture or two, as well. Have a nice day. God bless and keep all of you well.

September 02, 2018

My Fish Shed

     I don't have a garage, I don't have a big house, but I do have a "Fish Shed".  A short time ago I decided I needed a small spot to hang my rods and some spare tackle out of the wind, dust and sun.  After looking and looking I could not find anything tall enough so I improvised a bit.  This rubber maid unit would work if I didn't use the floor and if I would extend the height by adding a base.  The base I added to the unit raised it all by 14 inches and allows just enough room for my 7.5 foot rods.  My tackle bags sit nicely in the bottom and do not block the hanging of the rods.  A couple photo's of the boat cover too. 

 

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