Rowlett Creek Trail starts here. The hiker heads off the sidewalk and just a few feet beyond this sign stares down the steep banks to the small stream of Rowlett Creek way below. A pair of cardinals might be bathing. An egret might wade this way. The hiker takes note of the presence or absence of litter, and shifts into an Oak Point state of mind.
That's the way in a different May. Yesterday something appeared to be swimming across the sidewalk. Through the trees the top of Rowlett Creek was moving past fast. That sidewalk leads down a slight hill to the lake. But now that sidewalk is dumping water into the lake. The flow has washed out a picnic spot.
May 1990 was no slouch in the rainy month contest. We moved to Plano twenty-five years ago this weekend. Our trips for house-hunting and moving were soggy, with detours for flooded Interstate 35 ramps.
The fishing pier looks like a giant crustacean crawling out of the water.
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