The Beauty of Summer

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The Beauty of Summer





I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree,

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

…Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914



Musings by Patricia 7/30/2016


Though many may complain of the summer's heat I couldn't imagine missing out on all the beauty we receive because of the season. A tree doesn't require man-made air conditioning all it needs is the sunshine, rain, and some wind.


Temperatures in Flower Mound will bounce around like a beach ball these next four days, expecting to be a high 98 degrees sunny and cloudy, 20% chance of rain today,  tomorrow expects a low 79 degrees with 40% rain on Sunday, Monday a high 98 degrees with zero percent chance of rain; Tuesday another low 79 degrees and zero percent chance of rain. Now is a great time to embrace the beauty of summer and all its colors in nature. The Japanese Red Maples are producing hues of red, while plants and trees are vividly showing off their various shades of  green.


A good place to take in all the beauty of summer is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens,, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens , or the Japanese Gardens located inside the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens at This photo was taken at the Dallas Arboretum by White Rock Lake. There you'll see what native plants can do to inspire you! Outdoors in summer can be fun and an eye-opening experience when it comes to trees, flowers, and landscaping. 


Or if you want to see animals and how they beat the heat, I recommend the Dallas Zoo. My favorite attraction is the Giants of the Savannas. Enjoy the giraffes, zebras, elephants, and of course, the new baby elephant, born May 16th to Milo, an elephant rescued from Swaziland this past spring and see for yourself how this baby is enjoying his first summer at the zoo.




Another great place to spend the summer is Fort Worth. I highly recommend Japanese Gardens and of course the Fort Worth Zoo. What's new at the Fort Worth Zoo? Well, come and see for yourself or just watch and enjoy!!!




Whatever you decide to do these last few weeks of summer, make it safe and enjoyable for all! Put away Pokemon, stop watching the political propaganda, turn off your phones, and start enjoying life all over again in the comforts of what makes you most at home outdoors with family and friends. Happy Summer to all!!!



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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I've been enjoying many things in DC and Virginia on this short vacation, and the many majestic trees I've seen are near the top of the list.

Jul 29, 2016 10:18 PM #1
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

PS: the animals at the National Zoo in DC yesterday were quite lethargic--I think the heat affected them as it did me!

Jul 29, 2016 10:20 PM #2
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Lottie Kendall - I hope you're enjoying your visit to DC and Virginia! There's something about trees that gets me every time! This photo was taken yesterday and I say, it looks amazing! Drought can do permanent damage so whenever I see a tree like this, I thank God. 

It's too bad the animals at the National Zoo in DC are looking lethargic - could it be they are tired of the political...... okay, we won't go there. 

Enjoy the rest of your vacation and have fun!

Jul 29, 2016 10:30 PM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Learning more about enjoying the beauty of trees as I visit neighborhoods of Chicago I have not seen in many years. Enjoy your day!

Jul 29, 2016 11:27 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photograph and the paired poem. I would love to visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Dallas Zoo.

Jul 29, 2016 11:29 PM #5
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love this post!  The picture is great and the words are impressive too!

Jul 30, 2016 12:02 AM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Lovely photo Patricia. That's quite a hot summer in Flower Mound this weekend!

Jul 30, 2016 12:18 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We had to memorize that poem in 9th grade, and I can still recite it to this day.  I always loved how it described the tree.  We both love summer although it seems to go by so quickly...Glad you don't mind the heat, and I know many areas around the US are experiencing hot and humid.  Wishing you a delightful weekend. A

Jul 30, 2016 12:45 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patricia,  I do  not get this pokeman think but I guess it has so many people looking.

Jul 30, 2016 01:13 AM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia,  you did it again ... you always draw me in 

I just love your writing style.  Love to watch the baby elephants play in the water.  Thank you.  

Jul 30, 2016 01:51 AM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia normally Summer is a beautiful time of the year around here as well, but this year we have not had much rain and many things are brown right now.

Jul 30, 2016 09:14 AM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia what a lovely poem, and since I am meeting Ron and Alexandra Seigel  will check if she still has it memorized:) and I will report back to you either way:))Endre

Jul 30, 2016 03:36 PM #12
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thank you for sharing an outstanding poem . . . . and your insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 31, 2016 12:33 PM #13
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, while the heat has been extreme I still just love Summer and all it has to offer. Such a cute video of the baby elephant, you can see his joy! Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.

Jul 31, 2016 11:25 PM #14
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Such a positive and uplifting post, Patricia! I delighted in watching the baby elephant (and shared it with Kasa, my video-watching dog, who is laid across my lap) and the tree poem happens to be one of my all-time favorites. I loved this post, thank you, sweet Nature-loving friend/sister of mine!

Aug 02, 2016 10:54 AM #15
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Patricia Feager What a nice, feel-good post about summer and things to do in and around Dallas.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Aug 02, 2016 09:38 PM #16
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