In the Dark

by Catherine Johnson

In January 2019, Master Naturalist Donna Lewis and I met at 5 am in Gause so we could go to Spring, Texas to attend a program on Monarch butterflies.

We drove in the darkness for two hours in all manner of construction and traffic that started in Plantersville and went to “sleepy” Magnolia. We continued through a forest into Dennis Johnston Park.

The speakers were enjoyable and knowledgeable, and we saw greenscapes surviving in the city.

We traveled at dusk to Navasota and Bryan. My limited experience with my rental car and weak vistion caused some tense moments along the way!

Back in Gause at Donna’s truck, she fed a stray cat, and we both drove home…in the dark.

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