Friday, April 27, 2007

Hug a Tree Today

Image from "The Most Magnificent Trees in the World" on Neat-o-Rama. You must see them!
Today is Arbor Day, a day to plant trees, celebrate trees, and generally raise awareness about them. We dearly love the Live Oak trees they have here, but don't have any in the yard... except for this little guy (pictured). We will not live long enough to get any shade out of him, but he's been planted, and is now being dwarfed by a sunflower. (Soon the sunflowers will tower over us as well)

Click here to find out your State Tree if you don't already know it. The State Tree of Texas is the Pecan. I hear it pronounced "PEE-can" a lot, rhyming with "man" (emphasis can be on either syllable) rather than "peh-CAWN". In this part of Texas they absolutely love their trees. It's really hot and sunny, and a shady tree is a thing of great value. I have seen many fences and even houses with pieces carved out to protect a tree, or even a big tree limb. There are just enough trees to have something to nurture. It is not "tree-challenged" like parts further out west.

Alternate Arbor Day link

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3 comments:

beepbeepitsme said...

Now that tree has been ridin' horses all its life.

MichaelBains said...

LOL! Beep! :)

Dang it, I'd no idea it was Arbor Day. I need to bug whoever made my The Brights calendar about that one. Yes'm. Gonna hafta bug 'em right sure 'nuff.

And what was that movie with the giant sunflowers... The Hills Have Sunflowers? S.C.A.R.Y.

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Blueberry said...

MB: Is that a real movie? It wouldn't surprise me. Just wait until June. This blog and its giant sunflowers are going to scare the crap out of you!! hee hee. The Triffids Live!!