I’ve said it before and I will say it again — the best part of being the editor of Tex Appeal Magazine is meeting all of you. Month after month I am privileged to meet amazing people in Bell County. With every introduction and discussion, I seem to find a common thread with every person I meet, and I always learn a little bit more about life and oftentimes myself.
This month is no exception.
It’s hard to believe we are in the seventh month of the year, July. The rains have stopped and the sun is shining, but the threat of rain is still up in the clouds, and we need to remain cautious. With July and the beginning of summer, a lot of local and out-of-town visitors will be heading toward our lakes, campgrounds and parks.
Living in Texas we can’t go by the idiom April showers bring May flowers because in our part of the country, it’s the March showers that bring us April flowers. I’ve already seen a blanket of bluebonnets on the embankment along U.S. Highway 190 between Belton and Nolanville — their blue color unmistakable.
February can be an unpredictable month for Central Texas. One day the temperature is in the high 60s, close to 70, and the jackets come off, the sunglasses go on, and the next day it could plummet to the low 30s or even 20 degree mark. Waking up in the morning we find a thin layer of frost on our car windows and wonder how that happened, it was just 70 the other day? But winter is slowly turning into spring and the days are getting longer, by a few minutes or so, and those lingering rays of daylight make us look forward to the coming months.
It’s time to celebrate. Winter is officially over! I survived a bad case of cedar fever, but now I’ve caught a good case of spring fever. The warm sunshine, fresh air, and our summer camp guide on page 49 has me wishing I could pack my bags, leave all my worries behind and spend a week at ca…