To kick off our Earth Day celebration, I will post a photo that I had taken when the water level at Lake Ray Hubbard was extremely low. Normally the water would be up to and covering part of the rocks. This photo was taken in November of 2014 and at that time the water level was 10.18 feet below it’s normal state. At the present time the water level is down 4.54 feet from it’s normal level thanks to the recent rains we have had.

Regardless of the fact that the levels are improving, it is no time, in my opinion, to relax water conservation. Water is a precious commodity and whether we get our water from Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lavon or wherever, we should keep conservation in mind. We take water for granted until we do not have it. We grow lush green lawns and plants that require huge amounts of water to survive in the heat of the summer and we fill our pools with water. Sadly, we waste water on a daily basis. We seriously need to rethink these strategies and save where we can. In the southwest, water will be an ongoing issue.

Make every day Earth Day and do what you can to reuse, recycle, and care for our planet Earth.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall

Photo by Fay-la-la

Photo by Fay-la-la

On researching Earth Day, I discovered that this is the flag to represent Earth Day. Too bad it is not flown by all countries! It certainly deserves respect by all people! We are in this together.