There is so much to write about this week; but I am going to start with the flowers in one of my gardens. This summer, here in Central Texas we experienced one of the most severe droughts in recorded history for this area. Here at my home, we try to grow and eat as much vegetables from the garden as we can. Unfortunately, we had to make the decision to save a few grand old trees with our septic watering field and water hoses or to water the garden. We elected to save the trees and the garden mostly died. Towards the end of summer, with over 60 days of 100 plus temps and no rain, we dug up the dead garden and added to the compost pile. Then the rain came. Soon, we discovered that some of the few flowers we had scattered about had thrown their seeds wide towards the end of the drought and sown a beautiful patch of truly, wild flowers. Here are some of the flowers that are now blooming in various patches throughout my yard. The majority of them are Zinnias, one of my own and my grandmother’s favorites.