See this stuff?
It is near impossible to photograph, in all it’s fluffy whiteness, but trust me when I say that it is a thing of beauty. If you manage to find the right spot, at the right time, you’ll look up to a big blue summer sky full of downy white flakes. For just a moment, you will ask yourself, “Could it be?… but no, it’s over 90 degrees… it can’t…”
But it sure does look like it.
It’s snowing in Texas. In July.
If you get close enough though, you’ll find that those flakes look something like the dandelion thingys that you blow and make a wish.
These little bits are not meant to be flowers though. Each one has the potential to grow into a massive, magical tree.
My favorite tree. The Cottonwood. What? You don’t have a favorite tree? I’ll lend you mine then.
If you ever find one (you’ll know her by her snow, and her heart shaped, dangly leaves) stand under her and close your eyes. When the wind blows, you’ll swear you hear the sound of a babbling brook in her rustling leaves. If you’re going camping, under her boughs is the very best place to pitch your tent. She’ll sing you to sleep with her waterfall song.