Sunday we drove to the movies on Dallas' Central Expressway. As we headed south, we saw a small flash of light arise in mid-air just ahead and over us and then flame out. We marveled and wondered what caused the light. Later my wife heard on the news what for us amounted to a confirmation of my guess. A Russian satellite and an American satellite recently collided in space--the flash was debris burning up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.
Spring is still weeks away, but the first tiny prairie flowers appear at the parks, and our saucer magnolia shows bare limbs and blooms: