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Old Jan 25, 2007, 9:14 PM   #1
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Passed this many times, on the way to get wood shavings for the horse stalls. First day in some time we didn't have rain and dreary skies.


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Old Jan 25, 2007, 9:36 PM   #2
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And of course you had your camera with you. LOL. We are all a bit manic aren't we. Nice tree and nicely captured
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 9:38 PM   #3
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Oh my! How is it still standing? Nice and interesting photo, Jerry.
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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Nice photo! That's a beautiful old tree Jerry. It looks like an oak. We had sun today also, but tomorrow it's gone again through the weekend anyway.

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I love big old Oak trees like that. I always wanted a huge backyard with one in it. Nice shot of it.
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Rafael, Thanks. I did have the camera, knowing I was going in that direction. Been wanting to get a photo of this tree for some time. There are many more that I want. Large oaks like this with a huge spread are common, but disappearing more and more, with urban sprawl. Many of these are hundreds of years old. I am sure this one was there long before the road.
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Raghu, thanks for viewing and the nice comment. These large oaks, also have a large widespread root system, that sometimes approximate the spread of the tree.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 8:40 AM   #8
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Don, it is definitely an oak. We have many of these old oaks still around, but losing more all the time. While beautiful to look at, a big disadvantage is that they are very messy trees. We had sun yesterday and today, but the weekend if forcast for even more of what we have been having for the past several weeks.
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Thanks Ted. These trees are beautiful. As a tree in the yard, they require a lot of work, as they are very messy, bloom all over in spring, and leaves. They do not lose their leaves like most trees, but are constantly shedding and putting on new ones. You wouldn't believe the leaves from one tree. And if it is a large tree, it is very hard to grow grass under it, and it consumes a tremendous amount of moisture from the soil.
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As soon as I can, I will do a series on some of the oaks in the area. There are still many beautiful oaks from antebellum days.
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