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The Majestic Oaks

November 5th, 2018

We have a lot of red oak trees around our property. Our back field is surrounded by a row of lovely oak trees. This time of year, they turn a beautiful russeted amber. They’re not a flamboyant in their fall color as the maples, but they bring a lovely brightness to the darker days.

At the moment, I’m trying to soak up all this lovely color before all the leaves are gone and things are brown until the snow flies.

Do you have a favorite tree?

One Comment to “The Majestic Oaks”
  1. Joan on November 5, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I absolutely love trees, and have many favorites. Until they all succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease several years ago, my majestic American Elms were my faves. I also love beeches, and maples, and birches. My favorite trees right now are probably the white birches at the bottom of my field because the stark white trunks lighten up the unrelenting greys and browns that we see whenever there are no leaves on the trees. I can look to the bottom of my field for a bit of brightness!

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