Thursday, April 28, 2011

Xeric Conditions Over in Oklahoma--At Least for Now

As my fellow alphabet bloggers know, finding an "x" word for this challenge isn't easy. Finding an "x" word that you can write about is even more difficult.

"Xeric" is an adjective meaning dry or desert-like conditions. That's what it was like here in central Oklahoma before Mother Nature graced us with rain on Easter Sunday.

People in other parts of the country who have had rain nearly non-stop for weeks now probably have a tough time feeling badly for us Okies. I wish there were a practical way to divert some of their excess water towards this area.

I could complain about a few issues brought about by the drought here, but nothing I've experienced compares to the loss and damage from the wildfires that have been rampant in Texas and parts of Oklahoma. At least for the time being, the danger of fire is low and perhaps some of those folks can begin to put their lives back together.

Xeric weather conditions aren't just annoying, they can be dangerous.

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