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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Mighty Oak...

Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems.
An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground.
For another try.
Another trip through.
One life for another.

~ Shirley Ann Grau

14 comments:

Sunny said...

What a lovely tree! We have a lot of acorns on the ground this fall.
Does that mean a long winter? I hope not!
Sunny :)

DJan said...

Sunny, I think that is something to do with caterpillars! :-) Winter is definitely coming, though. I love the concept of a mighty tree having its existence in order to do it all over again, and start as an acorn.

Robin's New Song said...

too funny, I just wrote a post about an old oak tree and the oak initiative.

Andora said...

we have tin roofs on our out buildings or sheds if you want to call them..but anyway..when those acorns start falling and hitting that tin it sounds like a shotgun going off...really startling...love the post..

blushing rose said...

Lovely writing ... beautiful pics.

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TTFN ~Marydon

Star said...

Hello Jo, lovely pictures as always. I've been thinking about oak trees too because at this time of the year, the Sun King is preparing to give over his crown to the Oak King: the days are getting shorter, the winds are blowing stronger and the summer sun is losing its strength.
Blessings, Star

L. D. Burgus said...

Iowa has areas where there are oak tree groves. I think the settlers brought them with them as we had no trees in Iowa two hundred years ago. The groves near the Bridges of Madison County are beautiful on the rolling hills. We have one tree in our church parking lot and by the end of the fall, the squirrels have all of the acorns pulverized. Beautiful photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo--- Love the touring Oak tree. We have LOTS of them here ---and many in our yard. They are such gorgeous trees---and the acorns are falling to the ground quickly these days!

Hugs,
Betsy

Wanda said...

Like Andora...I have several oak trees and the acorns that fall on the metal roof...truly sounds like gunshots. Ours aren't falling just yet though.

donna baker said...

Jo, the Romans used to carry around an acorn in their pockets for good luck. So of course, I now have to.

Gal Friday said...

Beautiful trees, oaks are. We have some extremely tall ones in our neighborhood and I spent some time this summer lying in my hammock looking at them in awe(they seem even taller from that angle). And, is that a pecan(just about my favorite nut to eat!) in the second phot, next to the acorns?
I have come over by way of Clare's blog, by the way.

*Tina*

Gaston Studio said...

Love the mighty oak and, although we have them in NC, it's just not the same as in Savannah where they're dripping with moss. Sigh.

Denise said...

Lovely old tree and I often pick up acorns that I find on walks. Great shots!

Miss Daisy said...

It's too bad we can't be like acorns :)