Take A Look At Flower Mound, TX Trees!

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Photo Journaling by Patricia Feager

An abundance of rain mixed with sunshine creates beautiful green trees! On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, I drove down Hide-A-Way Lane in Flower Mound. My surroundings were lush greenery on a narrow road. 


A few feet ahead of the narrow bridge was this tree that my parents told me was called a Lady Cigar Tree. To be clear, I never smoked a cigarette or anything in my entire life. But I must confess, as a kid, I pretended I was smoking a Lady Cigar! And then I grew up. Later on in life, I learned these trees were planted by Native American Indians and the proper name is "The Southern Catalpa." 


There are some interesting street names off of Hide-A-Way Lane, such as: Sleepy Lagoon, Lazy River, Starlight Trail, Moonlight Bay, Lake Coves Drive, Whispering Oaks, and Shoreline Road. I believe it was on Lazy River that I spied a Weeping Willow Tree. As a kid, I spent many days at the Public Library looking at picture books with trees and plants. Willows were portrayed in ancient paintings and poetry as a symbol of beauty. I always wanted a home of my own with interesting trees. A former client of mine did too. He lived on Shoreline Road, and I sold it in less than 24 hours, before he even reached his destination in Oregon! 


Green Acres Memorial Park is at the end of Hide-A-Way Lane before the turn down Shoreline Road. I pulled in to park my car and wandered around to see what interesting trees I could find. Flower Mound has trees! Lots of trees! Not just ordinary trees but trees with gnarly and curly branches. Isn't this tree a beauty!



Whenever I see a Post Oak Tree I feel positive energy. Perhaps it is because symbolically, the Oak tree is a symbol for strength, inner growth, knowledge, and transformation. Long live the Oak Tree! The hard wood has been used to build log cabins, houses and furniture dating way, way back in history!



Trees are great inspiration for poets, writers, and painters. Two of my favorite authors are John Muir and Peter Wohlleben. Peter wrote "The Hidden Life of Trees." I could sit and read that book over and over again and never get bored. Afred Joyce Kilmer is one of my favorite poets. He wrote "Trees." That was an easy poem to remember and recite. 


Look at this tree! What do you see? I see strength and courage! This tree has weathered many a storm and it is still going and growing strong. Flower Mound has a Tree Ordinance created to remind all to be good neighbors and to take pride in our neighborhoods and the community. The code was put in place "to establish and maintain standards for health, safety, and aesthetics for the community." Residents should review Article 5 in reference to Trees. Violations are subject to a misdemeanor. 



When I see a tree of three, I think of unity. There are many different varieties of trees in Flower Mound, Texas. People who don't live in Flower Mound may think it's as hot and dry as a desert. But that's not true. Even when the weather gets hot, there are plenty of trees to provide shade and they are good for the environment and air quality. Flower Mound is no devoid of life. We have Magnolia Trees, Pine Trees, Ornamental Trees, Crepe Myrtle Trees, Japanese Maple Trees, Red Maple Trees, Birch Trees, Blackjack Oak Trees, Black Hickory, Red Cedar, Elm, Osage Orange, Black Willow, Sugar Berry, Green Ash, and these are just a few. Before exiting Hide-A-Way Lane to my joy there was a mother deer and her doe. To paraphrase John Muir, "One touch of nature makes all the world kin."



If you are thinking about moving to Flower Mound, Texas, give me a call and let your home ownership adventure begin.

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Trees I LOVE THEM. And, a tree tunnel it just don't get any better than that! Jeff

Happy Tree

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Jun 18, 2024 08:01 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Well leave it to you Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI to give me a good laugh! Where on earth did you find that silly photograph?


Jun 18, 2024 08:04 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is a beautiful land with beautiful trees! Good luck and don’t be a stranger! Much love!

Jun 18, 2024 09:02 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Awe, thank you Laura Cerrano! Much love to you too! 

Jun 19, 2024 09:15 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your photos and the last one got my attention.... on a side note Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  outdid himself with his comment:)Endre

Jun 18, 2024 10:32 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - you have no idea how happy I was to see that mama deer and her doe. Oh, it just lifted up my spirits to another height! I was lucky I was able to stop my car without any other cars coming or going to take this photograph. They stayed long enough for me to get my picture, then mama and baby doe skirted off into the woods. 

Jun 19, 2024 09:18 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Such Beautiful Trees! I love trees too! Your photos are beyond beautiful! 

The Weeping Willow is one of my favorite trees and the one you show here has to be one of the most beautiful trees ever! And the tree tunnel/bridge on Hide-A- Way  Lane is gorgeous 

thank you for sharing Flower Mound with us!

Jun 19, 2024 01:01 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Debra Leisek - During my childhood I had reoccurring dreams of a very large Weeping Willow Tree by a pond of green water surrounded by lush greenery. Maybe I read too many books and looked at too many paintings but those were good dreams. 

I was very pleased with how the tunnel/bridge on Hide-A-Away Lane turned out. I just stopped and took it all in like spring water needed for my soul. 

Jun 19, 2024 09:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - a canopy of trees enhances our environment in multiple ways.  Just as interesting to me as trees is noticing names of streets.  Over the years, I have observed a connection between the two as the continue to provide inspired thinking and reflection.  And each is evident in this post too.   

Jun 19, 2024 03:52 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - sometimes we take for granted the contribution our environment brings in countless ways. People, like plants need to adapt to the environment in which we live. I simply couldn't imagine one without the other. The places where we live and travel, certainly inspires good thinking habits and creativity. 

What's in a street name? Someone or some group did a lot of reflection! A canopy of trees on a hot summer day is like a giant umbrella. To drive underneath one is an immersive experience, facilitated so spiritually, so beautiful, peaceful, and rewarding. 

Jun 19, 2024 09:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Your photo brought back memories of the wooden bridge and the tree lined approach in Long Grove, Illinois. Thanks for the memories. Enjoy your day.

Jun 19, 2024 04:31 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - Your comment also brought back good memories to me of Long Grove, Illinois. Before moving to TX, I lived in Lake County. Whenever I needed a spiritual uplift, that's where I went. 

I wish you peace and happy memories always. 

Jun 19, 2024 09:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How beautiful! I love the photos and of course trees. We don't have oak here, but I feel the Ponderosa Pine are very majestic!

Jun 19, 2024 05:07 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Hi Kat Palmiotti! We have Loblolly Pines in Flower Mound which are similar to Ponderosa Pines. There is even a subdivision in Flower Mound with many Loblolly Pines. They are so beautiful! 

Where there are flowers, trees, butterflies, and bees, I always feel the magic sprinkled with imagination!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Jun 19, 2024 09:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

So, so beautiful, Patricia. Nothing quite like a lush tree canopy. Charlotte has one of the best in the nation and it's one of the first things people notice when they first come here. I've lived with it for 26 years and still am not tired of seeing it.

Jun 19, 2024 05:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

I love your photo journaling of the trees around Flower Mound. Well done and have to admit I laughed out loud at Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI comment and photo!!!

Jun 19, 2024 05:10 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Isn't Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI a hoot! I don't know how he quickly posted a comment with that photo almost immediately after it was written. 

I'm glad to know you are enjoying my photo journaling in Flower Mound!

Have a great day in every way!

Jun 19, 2024 09:44 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That photo of the tunnel is unique and it gets trimed by every large vehicle that makes its way down the road.

As kids we took that cigar tree to be literal and tried to light one up.

Jun 19, 2024 06:50 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - I wouldn't know about the tree tunnel getting trimmed but come to think of it I'm guessing you are right. There is only one way in and one way out after you get to the tunnel trees. They must be resilient!!!

Never in a million years would I think to light up a Lady Cigar from a tree. But then again, I don't have brothers. 

Jun 19, 2024 09:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I have only been to Texas once, and that was along RT10.  There were very few trees all the way from the Texas border to San Antonio.  So it is good to see that there are gorgeous trees like these in Texas.

Jun 19, 2024 02:12 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

George Souto - I drove to Padre Island at the border several times and it was a long commute coming from Flower Mound. I couldn't make it in one day. It's about 600 miles. When I have to go to San Antonio for Realtor Conventions, I fly there. 

We have some beautiful trees here in Flower Mound. Thank you for that nice compliment!

Jun 19, 2024 05:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are all beautiful trees, Patricia.  There are several places in my area where trees fully cover streets.  I love it!  Here's a picture of my pet tree, Fred, who lives in my backyard.

The Transformation of Fred the Tree

Jun 19, 2024 06:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOSgroup!

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Jun 19, 2024 06:26 PM