Did you hug a tree, today? Not yet? That’s alright. The little raccoon did it for y’all. 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.
“I love trees! They make me feel safe from other predators. And they provide a lot of shade in the ht Texas Summers. Plant a tree, today. And my friends and I can enjoy it in the future. Happy Texas Arbor Day!”
Today, we finally had a thunderstorm with some decent rain in North Texas. It hasn’t been raining for quite some time. And we are back into the drought again, this Summer. I’m always fascinated what an amazing light show Mother Nature provides for us at moments like these. In the South, the lightning can be wicked. But it is stunning as well. Here is a photo of a powerful lightning strike, I’ve witnessed in early August 2013:
Lightning strike from an early August storm in 2013
Here are some nature pictures, I captured over the last years. I let them speak for themselves.
Asclepias asperula (Antelope Horn) (2014)
Garden Sunflower (2013)
Fox Squirrel eats a pecan (2012)
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (2011)
Pearl Crescent Butterfly on Cosmos (2014)