Our typically dry creek is way up.
We have emptied our improvised rain barrel system over and over. Remembering those drought years keeps us putting out the rain barrels even though there's no place to use the water.
With the ground saturated, rainwater stands on the dry-loving buffalo grass.
Mulched paths have washed out. Standing water is usually a rare sight even on rainy days.
Some of my xeric plants are showing signs of stress and I've moved as many as I can under cover. A few are already lost and rain is predicted almost every day this week. These things are not problems, all this can be repaired or replaced.
It is much worse in neighboring areas. In the beautiful town of Wimberley, just over an hour away, more than 300 homes have been destroyed by the river's fury and dozens of people are still missing.
More rain is on the way, but overall I can't complain.