…that show us how much we need to connect the dots.

The photo on the left is from Austin, Texas — here’s the story behind it:

Almost one year after severe drought conditions contributed to wildfires that burned 96% of the 6,600 acres of Bastrop State Park, the park is showing signs of rebirth, which is good news to my dogs, Dylan and Sophie. (Photographer Credit: Mary Priddy)

And, the photo on the right is from Georgetown, Texas — here’s what local organizers had to say:

We lost thousands of “century trees” in Central Texas due to the record-breaking Drought of 2011 — a worse drought is predicted this year. (Photo Credit: Bonnie Stump)