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, www.dallasarboretum.org, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens , or the Japanese Gardens located inside the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens at www.fwbg.org. 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!!!