Look Up

 

These photos do not necessarily show what is happening above us, but when one happens to be in Texas during a streak of good weather¬†with only clear blue skies to photograph, one must take inspiration to “look up” from a variety of sources.

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Canopy at DFW Airport, Dallas

 

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Founder’s Plaza, DFW, Grapvine, TX

 

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Flags of Ft. Worth, Dallas, State of Texas, and the United States of America flown over Founder’s Plaza, Dallas Airport

 

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Sweet Pear Fruit Slices, Hey, Sugar! Roanoke, TX

Whether following the lines of a canopy, pretending to fly, admiring patriotism, or getting your hopes up for something delicious, there is always a reason to look up!

 

Shelby Farms Park

Yay! It’s summer break! Time to load up the kids and go to Memphis!

My kids love to play at Shelby Farms Park‘s playground. ¬†There is so much to do, and every year they add more features.

The playground is divided into three sections. The first section is for younger kids and has a water and sand feature. The slides are awesome.

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The second section is all about swings and teeter totters. My kids love the balancing swing.

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The third part of the playground is all about the tree house nest.

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The kids have to balance on the net as they crawl up to the tree house nest. The net begins close to the ground and gets higher the closer they get to the tree house. My kids like the challenge, and it’s a good work out for them, too.

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Shelby Farms Park’s playground also has a dog park close by, so all members can enjoy the park together. It also has walking trails, boating, and horseback riding. Check out all you can do by clicking here.

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There is always something to do around the Memphis area that doesn’t break the bank and is safe. The kids and I already have plans to bike some of their trails, rent some paddle boats, and go see the buffalo.

 

 

Strawberry Moon and Summer Solstice

On June 20, 2016, something very historic happened. June’s full moon (dubbed the Strawberry Moon by the Algonquin tribe because it signaled when to harvest the wonderfully red, juicy fruit) appeared on the same day as summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

This hasn’t happened in over 70 years.

This will not happen again until 2094.

This most definitely was a once in a lifetime chance for both my kids and me, and we got to experience it together.

It started out hiding behind the clouds.

From time to time over the next 15 minutes the silvery devil would peek through.

The kids and their friends joined me on the curb. They will not experience this again until they are in their 80s and with their grandchildren.

And then there it was, big and beautiful and historic!

I love my life in Tennessee.