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

Author Unknown

Monday, August 05, 2019

chapter 8, Page 5, Book 19

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...

The shade cools and the tree is beautifu to look at too.

betty said...

There's nothing like having the shade of a tree on a hot summer day! Your trees look great there, Ma!


jack69 said...

From Elementary school, I still remember a line or two:
I think I shall never see,
Something as lovely as a tree.
A tree that may in summer wear,
A nest of Robins in her hair.
I had a BIL that planted several Pin Oaks. They were 2-3" In early 1950, when he passed a few years ago they were all over 3' above the trunk and gave them great shade for years. Tiy can do that when you live in the same house for 60 years. ;-)

Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

I know or remember learning that poem on the tree - did we all have to learn it?
I have a tree here I need to put a photo up on - I know it was pre-civil war!