Dusk in the Garden

If you've been watching the news, you know that Texas is under water. Several people have lost their lives to flash floods and many more are missing. The deluge is fierce and the 10-day forecast has more rain in store. Last night I visited with my neighbor who is pumping water out from under his house. I can hear frogs under our own house and my back yard is filled with weird mushrooms, fat Oregon-sized slugs and swampy bits of grass where mosquitoes swarm when rustled. It's a weird time to be in Texas. Sundown, however, is always a treat. The quality of light is very odd and the whole world takes on a reddish, green glow. Here are some photos from my back yard last night at dusk.