Arbor Day is special to me. Of course, one reason is that I just love trees. And I love the idea of a day specifically to plant trees. It is a day to get out in nature. It is a day to give love back to mother earth. And it is a way to help us clean the air that we breathe by planting trees to help filter it.
The other reason Arbor Day is special to me is because Arbor Day Farms is special to me. This beautiful landmark has walking paths, orchards, and a very nice restaurant inside the hotel. It is also where my husband proposed to me. And while his proposal came in the autumn, Arbor Day reminds me of this special day and the beautiful location he chose.
I'm grateful for trees. I'm grateful for the wide variety of trees and all the benefits they provide. I'm grateful for a shady place to rest and to watch the leaves changing colors with the seasons. I'm grateful for a holiday to plant trees. I'm grateful for the way the rain makes their green leaves that much more beautiful. And I'm grateful to celebrate Arbor Day today and give some love back to the trees.
Do you have a favorite tree? If you could plant an orchard, what kind would you choose?
May today allow us time to walk amongst the trees. May we give thanks for all the benefits the trees provide us each day. Have a beautiful day!