Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Spreading Out

 
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Every time I have passed this old oak tree, I have thought about taking its picture. On Sunday morning, I stopped and got this shot.

21 comments:

Yorkshire pictures - Paul said...

I love big old trees, they give you a sense of past times. I always admire the people who plant trees like oaks, knowing that they will be long gone before the tree is fully grown.

Steffe said...

Yes! And you must go back every week. This is my kind of tree.

B SQUARED said...

Bet it has a lot of great stories to tell, if it could.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Magnifique Lois! Awesome shot! Creepy looking with those hanging slimy like hangers but it offers excellent Viewing.

More photos of the The Wedding for you.

JM said...

Glad you did it this time. The tree is gorgeous and I also love the hanging lichens!

Jacob said...

That's a biggie! And all that Spanish moss. I think it kills trees but a tree man says no.

Nicely composed shot, Lois!

Have a great day!

Darla said...

OB road?

Darla said...

Maybe 27?

Lois said...

Darla--it's actually off of Pedrick Road on the east side of town. I was coming home from my daughter's house. She has a contract on her old house and is hopefully moving to my side of town next month. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Saretta said...

Now THAT is a BIG tree!

Prospero said...

I love oak trees. I always think of strength and endurance.

Dan said...

Great photo of a handsome tree!

Pacey said...

Glad you did, it's a lovely tree and I usually do too, I stop and really have to do it this time.

James said...

Hi Lois that sounds like a comic strip, lol.
Hello Lois, that's a great looking old tree. I'm glad that you stopped to take the picture.

Clueless in Boston said...

My first thought was that this looked a lot like the tree Steffe has photographed a gazillion times. I don't think you'll be able to catch it with any snow on it though:) Great shot.

Frank said...

Slimy like hangers? Lichens? Spanish moss? I'm glad you guys got here before me - I've never seen anything like that on an oak tree, so was going to ask the question...

magiceye said...

amazing capture!

Lois said...

It is Spanish moss, which can be found hanging from almost any tree in Tallahassee.

Don and Krise said...

Right away, it made me think of Steffe's tree. I grew up in an old house with many oak trees in the yard. I love 'em.

Pam said...

What a magnificent live oak tree, Lois. I wonder how old it is?
You know your in the south when ya see an old oak dripping with Spanish Moss.
Nice Photo, thanks for share it with us.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a good climbing tree!