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 Resiliencepost. 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.