Most of Texas is in the middle of a severe drought. The once lush vegetation of east Texas and the Rio Grande valley is dry and quickly dying. The once rapidly flowing rivers and streams of central Texas are running at all time low levels and none of the beautiful falls really exist this summer.
While much of the nation experiences a much cooler than normal summer, here in Texas the heat is scorching. We’ve had almost three months of record high average temperatures with no respite in sight. The once deep green forests around La Grange, Texas look as if autumn has already begun and the farmers’ fields look burnt to a crisp.
Friends, join me in prayer for an end to this drought, the scorching temperatures of summer and for some much needed rain. We need some relief from this bone dry weather!
Bone Dry – Monument Hill State Park in La Grange, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/4 for 1/200th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.
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