Shadows from Harvey

Hurricane Harvey left behind scars for many people as well as nature.

Our favorite park finally reopened Tuesday it has been closed since the hurricane. Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas it is located on the Brazos River and it floods.

There are lines across everything showing the watermarks of the flood waters. It is as if someone penciled in a shadow across everything.

The tree trunks appear darker on the lower area. The swamp brush even had its shadows. My favorite walking trail was now blemished by shadows.

We only saw four gators throughout our hike that was disappointing, to say the least.

It just takes time for things to return to normal again after something like this.

This was a park record for flooding they had even put up signs.

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Harvey Update # 2

Well, today is Sunday Harvey made landfall on Friday evening and were still seeing the effects from it.

Here at our house in Manvel, Texas in Brazoria County over the last few days our rain totals are at 13″+ our rain gauge was over flowing this morning so who knows it was probably more.

Our daughter’s house is more like 18″. They have moved animals several times first the barn flooded, then the carport flooded, then the garage flooded.  Even her school room flooded. So far the house is high and dry but their yard the entire 4 acres looks like a lake with the house on a small island.

The goats hate the water and so do the chickens. Their dogs hate the bad weather.

Our daughter, her husband,  the kids, and all the animals will probably end up at our house. We can put all the animals on the back porch and they will all be high and dry.

We are staying put and not trying to leave there is no point since our water is draining just fine. I would rather be in our house if the water gets really high than stuck on a road in a car.

The best thing any of us can do is try to remain calm, stay positive and pray for the best.

Hang in there Texas hopefully, this ends soon.