Wednesday, June 12, 2013


If you are visiting Houston and need a break from
the downtown pace,
stop by the heritage society and have a picnic under this tree.
Although it is not the largest live oak in our city, it is one of the most beautiful.
The tree is situated in a quiet park surrounded by historical buildings.
Most live oaks are 'trimmed up' so that the branches
have little chance of spreading. But this one bends to the ground
and is taking over the a nice way.
Children would especially love this tree that reaches to the ground with an invitation to play.
If you go in March, you can also enjoy the azaleas.
But the main attraction is this tree.
The picnic area is delightful and free to the public.

When you find this marker, you know you're in the right place.
Here's the history behind the name:
The Heritage Society was Jane Ellen's great interest and she was an active member for 38 years. She served in many capacities including as Chairman, Executive Director, and Board Member. Under her leadership, the Heritage Society grew into the nationally recognized historic preservation organization it is today. Major accomplishments during that time include moving the Yates and Staiti Houses into Sam Houston Park, where, with the other historic buildings located there, they reflect the rich cultural diversity of our city.

Well that's it for this time. I'll post another remarkable tree soon.
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  1. When I finally get to Houston (not just a connecting flight), that's a park I need to enjoy for a little time, and have a picnic. The twist of the oak branches on the path is something!

  2. As the wind lifted the branches upwards, the mass of the lime-colored undersides formed a marked contrast with the deep green of the leaf topsides, click here now