Texas Ole Oak Trees

Oak trees are beautiful and graceful in many ways in Texas. The Live Oak tree is a large, stately tree, commonly to 50 feet tall with a short, stout trunk of 4 feet or more in diameter, dividing into several large, twisting limbs that form a low, dense crown that can spread more than 100 feet.

In central part of Texas, Oak tree leaves fall in early spring, and new green leaves grow back quickly. Just last week, two yard guys helped us gather tons of oak leaves of our backyard for hours. Birds were disrupted by that, I haven’t seen them for two days.

I took a trail walk yesterday and was pleased to see the beautiful new oak leaves around.

In Texas, everyone has stories to tell, sweet stories under, above, and around the Oak tree.

Stories may be their camping, readings, picnic, lazy summer time, love story, or the yellow ribbon around the tree….

I, on the other hand, have shared many stories of my trail walking, wildflowers, birds in our backyard (how they date, nesting, rising baby birds, and how they move away, then come back), and deer in our park around old oak trees.

This post is inspired by Mary’s Resilience post. She says:

“No matter the scorching summer heat or winters cold blasts, year-after-year this barren, rugged terrain  produces vast landscapes of lacy grass-weeds and delicate wild flowers… “

The beauty, resilience, pride… of Texas are all in this special drawing. Take a look.

For WPC: Dense

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60 thoughts on “Texas Ole Oak Trees

  1. Good morning, Amy!
    I agree: oaks are magnificent trees. I like them, too, when they come out with their green leaves just about now, and in the summer, when they lend us shade.
    And now, in addition to the oaks and other trees greening, we have the wonderful wildflowers. It’s fantastic just now, isn’t it? We took two drives around the Willow City Loop in the least few days, and it was gorgeous. I’m still fiddling around with the pictures, turning some of them into HDR ones, but I’ll show some on my blog(s) soon.
    Have a wonderful Sunday [I hope the thunderstorm gave you a good rain only] and a great new week,

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    • Good Sunday morning, Pit! Thank you for your comment.
      I have see wildflowers in spots in this area. Yesterday, I took a countryside road and ended in the Boerne area. Glad I did, the thunderstorm just arrived!
      You have beautiful trees (they are oak trees, right) in your backyard!
      Looking forward to seeing your wildflower photos!
      Have a great week!

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      • Glad you had a nice trip yesterday. The thunderstorm here is gone. We had some good rain, and – luckily – no damage.
        Yes, we do have oaks in our yard, some very lovely ones. But – unfortunately – also some with oak wilt. We’re still keeping our fingers crossed that they survive. We’ve had to have too many [23!] cut down already. 🙂

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  2. Don’t you know I just love this special post Amy!! Beautiful shots of our Oak trees – they are magnificent to see in person. Your images brings them to life (btw I’m working on a drawing now that includes a Live Oak with a sprawling limb just like your photograph here). Thank you so much for the call-out a wonderful surprise and great way to start my day – can’t thank you enough!!

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    • Thank you so much for liking these photos. I didn’t get to see wildflowers as I expected, but took a bunch of photos of our beloved oak trees. Your elegant drawing of the barn, TX windmill, and the trees tells the story and pride of TX beautifully. I am looking forward to viewing your oak tree drawing. 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday, Mary!

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  3. In the Stellenbocsh area their are many Oak trees. It is said that if you walk under an Oak tree and acorn drops on your head you are immediately in love😍 You are fortunate to be in love with the trees in your backyard


    • They are beautiful trees. I guess it can complicate life if we walk under and let acorn drop on our head to many times…. 😀 🙂 Thank you for your comment, Abrie! 🙂

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  4. My wife love’s trees. She wants her ashes scattered around the base of one she has already picked out. Problem is, it’s in Capital Reef National Park. That might create a small problem!


    • I don’t see tree there, yeah that can be a problem. I, too, want my ashes scattered or buried under a tree. 🙂
      Appreciate your visit, Emilio.


  5. The greens in these images I just could not get enough of. Oh, Amy!!! How soft your images look and the one with the swing hanging from the tree I just stared at for so long. What a shot! Those trees are huge. Wow! We have oak trees here but I don’t think I have ever seen any quite as large as I see in your images. Man o’live!! Thank you SO much for giving me a bath in green. I SO needed it! ❤


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  7. For me woodland photography is the hardest thing in photograhy. Trying to create order in chaos is always a challenge. You managed that very well, Amy. I am always inspired by the American Ben Horne (Large Format Film Photographer) He runs a YouTube blog. You should check his blog. But don’t start with his “technical” videos. 😉


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