May Flower.

May Flower.

The month of May was an unique month to observe the land in Texas. Many of the native- Texans I spoke to throughout the month commented on the unusualness of the cold weather in a “hot” month like May. Easter Sunday, served as a particular reminder as to the unpredictableness of the Texas weather when city-wide Easter celebrations were interrupted by rain-showers. The field I chose as my observation spot was flooded, and the animals had all but escaped to dryer pastures. With so many variables at work in the environment I don’t know the exact cause of the recent temperature drops in Texas, but it did bring to mind the question of global climate change.  The delicacy with which we place our faith in nature can change on a whim. I hope that the increase in rain comes with much-needed rainfall to Austin’s rivers and lakes.  Even though I have made this field my site for reflection the past 4 months, in just one day the flows of  environment changed. To quote Aldo Leopold ““No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any one of them.”


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