Category Archives: trees and leaves

Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – South Pavilion

No sun, but still a Sunday!

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Parking lot panorama

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Peaceful pavilion

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Feeling grove-y

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How old is the tree at left? Hint: At least as old as the U.S. constitution

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225+ years. Wow!

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Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – North Pavilion

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Wildflower Breck

April showers brought April flowers to Breckinridge Park in Richardson, one of my favorite places on the planet.

A few clicks from April 30th:

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Spring paints Breck red, white, and blue-tiful

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Work up a sweat or simply reflect

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Pretty purple palette pleases

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Creek bank holds interest

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Give me mauve

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Micro moment in the meadow

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Nature, master of fine arcs

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Bee-ready, pistils cocked

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Color me happy

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Pick a picnic spot

 

KaBloom!

Cup your palms for this awesome blossom and watch it spill over.

Magnolia blossom / Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Magnolia blossom / Fort Worth Botanic Garden

At the Fort Worth Botanic Garden you’ll find clusters of magnolia trees with massive canopies. Park benches under and around these gentle giants invite book reading, tree gazing, crossword solving, mini picnics… Doing nothing is always an option.

Japanese Garden – Fort Worth the trip

Seven serene acres soothe the senses and still the scurrying mind.

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Saw a hummingbird be still for several minutes in the tree above the rock. Meditating? Naaah, it was just parked in its egg cup-sized nest! Cute overload.
Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

May 2013

Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Wabi-sabi – Mother Nature whittles while she works

On a recent hike I picked up a twig. Click on any photo to enlarge.

The noun twig means “a small shoot or branch” but the verb means “notice, observe.” [Thanks, Merriam-Webster!] I stopped mid-hike to twig the twig’s

knobby nodes, gorgeous grooves and cool cross-hatching

and marvel at its cabled core.

Wabi-sabi represents a Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. (Paraphrased from this excellent Wiki article on the subject.)

rough. impermanent. beautiful.

Wabi-sabi brought to you by Mother Nature.