Sunday, March 29, 2009

It's spring! So let's go to the Ft Worth Botanic Garden!


We "officially" entered spring last week. So now it's time to go and appreciate nature.

In Dallas-Ft Worth, we have a wonderful place called The Ft Worth Botanic Garden:

".....the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 109-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color.

A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens."

It's a popular place for weddings and business meetings. You can even eat there!

For many of us, The Botanic Garden is just a nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Or, enjoy a concert!

P.S. Speaking of spring, here is my favorite song about butterflies and spring.

This is Bob Lind's "Elusive butterfly".

In high school, my English teacher was a huge fan of this song. She always loved the imagery and lyrics.

She was right:

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[Words and Music by Bob Lind]

You might wake up some mornin'
To the sound of something
Moving past your window in the wind
And if you're quick enough to rise
You'll catch a fleeting glimpse
Of someone's fading shadow

Out on the new horizon
You may see the floating motion
Of a distant pair of wings
And if the sleep has left your ears
You might hear footsteps running
Through an open meadow

Don't be concerned It will not harm you
It's only me pursuing somethin' I'm not sure of
Across my dreams With nets of wonder
I chase the bright Elusive butterfly of love

You might have heard my footsteps
Echo softly in the distance
Through the canyons of your mind
I might have even called your name
As I ran searching After something to believe in

You might have seen me runnin'
Through the long-abandoned ruins
Of the dreams you left behind
If you remember something there
That glided past you followed close
By heavy breathin'

Don't be concerned It will not harm you
It's only me pursuing somethin'
I'm not sure of
Across my dreams With nets of wonder
I chase the bright Elusive butterfly of love

Across my dreams With nets of wonder
I chase the bright Elusive butterfly of love"

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