It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Chapter 8, Page 5, Book 18

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

There is always something to be thankful for.

He who plants a tree, plants hope

Lucy Larcom

I am truly very thankful for the shade I have here at my house.  There is hardly a minute I’m not in the shade all day long.  The trees are beautiful to look at and I’m sure they save me money in the amount I spend on air conditioning too.

I might have more sun in the spring  before the trees leaf and in the fall when the trees have shed their leaves, but that is something to be thankful for too as the sun warms everything.

Trees clean our air too.  Trees produce oxygen, intercept airborne particulates and reduce smog.  And did I mention they are beautiful look at.  Trees can soothe and relax us.  There is nothing quite so restful as sitting in the shade and watching a summer breeze blowing the leaves.

We can’t really put a price tag on a trees.  Each year they grow more and more priceless.

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's going to be hot for us today hovering right around 90 degrees and I am thankful for all the trees around me.

jack69 said...

That Warren Buffet quote, WOW! I cannot get over the oaks my BIL planted they are so big now it takes two men to reach around them.
I won't swing out here under our trees again without thinking about this entry. VERY GOOD.
Sherry & jack

betty said...

We had several big monsoons come through here last week and lots of trees lost branches or got uprooted. Good reminder of how precious they are to us with what they provide for us with shade as well as oxygenation. Nothing better on a summer day then to sit out in the shade for a bit!


Mevely317 said...

Some of my happiest childhood moments were spent under huge long-needle pine trees. I used to push the sharp needle end into the gummy end … and try and see how many I could make into a chain before one of them popped.

Rick Watson said...

Jilda and I planted a walnut tree and there’s a good chance we won’t be around to see the first walnut.