I could’ve just said “It’s hot,” but folks get a little tired of hearing the same phrase over and over.
The weather is a big topic in Texas. The weather channel is included in the channel lineup as if it were one of the major networks. It will come as no surprise that Texans also have colorful sayings describing the weather.
I have previously written about how “It’s raining like a cow pissin’ on a flat rock.” Then there is the title of this post, “Hotter than a June bride in a feather bed.” And another saying describing the weather in a most colorful way, one I opted not to use as a title today, “Hotter than a whore on nickle night.”
Ahem. Did I mention the sayings were colorful?
That’s your lesson for today. If you happen to be in an area where the weather is a regular topic, you now have some sayings to liven up the conversation. Or get a date. Could go either way.
I’d love to know any others you’ve heard (about the weather, not pickup lines) – I need more blog post titles. No, seriously.
A Day on Lake Wood
In homage to the heat, I present you with a lovely day on the lake. This is Lake Wood in Gonzales, Texas, the same town with the old stuff and that cannon. Lake Wood is on the Guadalupe River. “The Guadalupe” is a big deal around these sweltering hot parts because it is the main river and body of water running from the northwest Hill Country to southeast Hill/Oil Country. It’s a tuber’s paradise.
And because of that, it is the riverside homeowners’ nightmare. Just imagine having a bunch of noisy, drinking, peeing, out-of-control dorks floating past your back yard every summer. Seeing as how I feel about folks in my yard, I’d probably be inclined to take up target practice. It’d be like shooting at those bobbing and diving fake ducks you see at a carnival.
But I digress. *sigh* Let’s get on with the photos, shall we?
From Lake Wood Park and the boat ramp you can’t really see how long the river is, how far back it goes with all its twists and turns. There were definitely some spots way back in there where I’d swear I heard banjo music playing. And there were a couple homes completely covered by buzzards. Talk about eerie! But to the best of my knowledge no one has gone missing and everyone who goes in comes out alive.
In all honesty, it is a lovely, peaceful lake. Even with the creepy parts and the eerie home-owning buzzards.