My Grass is Smiling

By Georgia Osten
Well, some of it anyway. We finally got some much-needed rain. How delightful! I have no idea what’s going to happen to the overgrown sloughs. Do you think the brackish water will kill them? Or does someone like Road and Bridge need to come clean them out? I don’t think in over ten years, I’ve ever seen it like this. I’ve worried about the turtles since their habitat is bone dry. I wonder what they do. Do they bury themselves?

I was pleased to see two turtles wandering around lately in the neighborhood, I guess looking for a place to lay their eggs.

I’m fascinated by the wildlife around us. The other morning, we set out early for Galveston for mass, it was still dark. There on our road, on the way out of the neighborhood, a little skunk was finding his way back into the culvert about two houses up from us. My husband saw one the other morning on his way to take Maezy to the beach. She saw it but didn’t seem overly interested in the little critter. Thank goodness!

I read on Facebook the other day that the hummingbirds were back, so I hurried to gather my feeders and set them out with some fresh sugar water. It didn’t take long for them to find this watering hole.

I ventured into my overgrown garden and cleared out a lot of sweet potato vines. I started at the edges and pulled; I was reluctant to step on in. Hopefully, I stirred up and scared away anything that might be living in there, if you know what I mean!!

So, listen, I hope we’re in for some more rain. I’m anxious for this yard to soften up and green up again.

[GO: Sep-19-2023]

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