Since the Fox Squirrels love to live and hang out in these Pecan trees at the Greenway Park off of Eisenhower Street in Carrollton, Texas, and the Pecan Tree is the State Tree of Texas, it was perfect to name my blog page “Under The Pecan Tree”, almost three years ago. These squirrels are well fed from all the pecans. And they are so cute, when they chase each other throughout the park. The Greenway Park has also a pond, where turtles and ducks love to visit.
Texas Arbor Day is a reminder, that it is time to get the trees planted at this time of the year. With the cooler conditions, a tree can establish better. In the years to come, we can enjoy their shade in Spring throughout most parts of Autumn. Since 2013, we celebrate Texas Arbor Day on the first Friday of November. Did you hug a tree, today? No? That’s alright. This squirrel did it for y’all.
Happy Texas Arbor Day!
1000 blogs over 3600 photos, and over 2½ years later, Under The Pecan Tree is still going strong.
In May, I posted about a young Fox Squirrel. Back then, we still named it “Baby”. Sara insisted, that we name the squirrel “Chippy”. Chippy loves to come for lunch and dinner in our yard. Zoey, our new dog, is going bonkers, when Chippy sits in one of our trees or on the back patio. Chippy doesn’t seem to be bothered, as long as Zoey stays behind the patio door.
At this time of the year, the critters love to “steal” some corn;
the common sunflowers show off in their bright, deep yellows;
the hay dries on the rainless Summer days;
and a few grains sit lonely in the field of grasses.
It is hot, and time to bring the harvest in. At the same time, the girls and I enjoy driving out in the country to take a break from the suburban life of Dallas/Fort Worth. There, we still can breath the fresh, less polluted air and stop on the side of the farm roads to see the beauty of the corn fields. Here and there, we see a farmer bringing the harvest in. Thank you for still being around to guarantee us fresh foods.