Monthly Bulletin of the Outdoor Mature Club of Houston, Tex.
Vol. 1, No.l
There is a pleasure in the- pathless woods, .
There is a rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
Prom all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe and feel '-.___'
What I can ne'er express, -yet eai__ot"a_l conceal.
It is customary 'to give everything of any particular
interest, fr'om a battleship to a baseball bat, a name of its
own. Naturally, our bulletin should have a name that at -.
once identifies it with the outdoors, and especially the
delightful outdoors that surrounds the lively Southern city
we call home.
Do you rec_ll the sunshiny day in Spring when you
tramped mile aft-jr mile along the bayou, so enchanted by the
first colorful wave of wild flowers and so eager to.see every
interesting feathered migrant of the hordes passing through
that you failed to notice the warmth oecasaioned by your
exercise and the hint of summer in the air? Then,' as you
paused for a moment on a grassy ridge, you felt the full
affect of the Gulf breeze, cool and exhilirating, sweeping
across the open, laden with the fragrance of the fields and
the sounds of the outdoors.
The Zephyr claims its name from the refreshing breeze
that seems to belie the tropical richness of our fields and
woods with its tempering mildness. This little paper will- .
try to live up to its name by carrying with it a bit of the
breadth and wholesomeness of the gre^t outdoors, and by
reminding us of our glorious heritage from Mother Nature;
which is ours in trust, to be passed on to those who. follow
as it was passed on to us.
The Club's first official field trip of the Pall was
held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14th, in the Southwest portion
of Camp, iogan Memorial Park. Here we saw a delectable' exhibit
of wild fruits and flowers, a wide variety of trees-, shrubs
and vines,, and a satisfying number-of the wild, creatures that
dwell among them.
While it has been announced th_t 'the "general plan is
to develop the park so as to bring out its natural beauty,
it is hoped that this small fraction of t'he whole, now almost
a virgin forest, will be specifically and"definitely set aside
as a wild flower garden, arboretum, and bird sanctuary. This
would be a delight to our citizens for all time, and add to
Houston's prestige as "the most talked of city in America."