Abilene, Texas, calls itself Storybook Capital of the World. Scattered around the downtown area are sculptures of characters from children’s books as well as various other sculptures.
Never heard of this book.
Also, unknown to me. Don’t give up. It gets better.
Everman Park, beside the renovated train depot, contains the Dr. Seuss Sculptures. A nice job of landscaping this area uses hardy Texas plants, like the New Gold Lantana in the picture. This lantana is a hybrid and makes a 6 to 8 foot ground cover.
Although this isn’t Dr. Seuss, it’s at the park entrance. Santa Calls sculpture depicts three children who travel to the North Pole. Santa sent a flying machine called Yuletide Flyer.The beloved Cat in the Hat turns a rainy day into unexpected fun for children.
Some small Magnolia trees had blossoms. It’s unusual to see Magnolias in Central Texas, but this is probably a Little Gem Magnolia, which is a late bloomer, smaller than most Magnolias, and survives in zones 5 – 9.
In spite of derogatory remarks in the news recently about Dr. Seuss, I think he had an important role. He got many kids interested in reading and learning and did it in an extremely fun way.
Russian Sage is a good choice for arid areas. It has a lovely scent and is hardy. It does spread, so these will become overcrowded at some point.
In the second book to feature Horton, Horton Hears a Who, he once again becomes the protector of a helpless creature. A small piece of dust that talks to Horton asks for help. Even though he is ridiculed and harassed by the other animals, Horton states that “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss