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Ongoing Drought In Houston

Above is a picture of trees at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

I took this picture yesterday.

These trees are sick and dying due to the long drought that we are having in Houston and in Texas.

Here is the most recent federal map on where in the U.S. drought conditions are prevailing.

Here is a link to water conservation rules and suggestions for Houston.

Here is a Houston Chronicle story on the drought’s impact on local trees.

I hope it rains soon.

(Photo copyright Neil Aquino 2011)

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments

Three Piles Of Things—Common Things Have Great Value

Three piles of things at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

Logs, bricks, and some big rocks.

I don’t know what is planned for the items in this pile.

I do know that good and useful things can be built with everyday things such as logs, bricks, and rocks.

All the things we need are found in everyday life. Common things have great value.

While circumstance and luck do play a large part in life, it is also up to each of us to use effort and imagination to make positive and hopeful use of what we find in our everyday lives.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino)

June 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Either You Run The Blog Or The Blog Runs You

I’m taking a day to catch up with some personal e-mail.

Either you run the blog, or the blog runs you.

As I catch-up, please enjoy this picture I took yesterday at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

I’m very much a city person, but nature is good as long as it is contained in a nice safe park.

Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment