I went to see if 4.5 inches of rain the past two days filled the Mayhaw Pond in the North Pasture.
Dry for years because of drought, it has water once again. Grasses and weeds grew up in the dry pond. They'll rot away if the water lasts.
Post Oak tree full of Spanish Moss has little to do with recent rains,
except that Spanish Moss absorbs moisture and nutrients in the air.
Tillandsia usneoides is an epiphyte, growing on other plants but not parasitic.
We expect more rain tonight and tomorrow.