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Mature Oaks - Vale of York - 20-Nov. '09


By Jbardet

Mature Oaks - Vale of York - 20-Nov. '09 (Quercus robur (English oak))

Oaks look magnificent at any time of the year but in Nov.-Dec. they stand out in an otherwise bleak landscape, especialy when the late afternoon sunlight catches them and illuminates the remnants of the foliage, when most other trees have shed their leaves. Sometimes still green but usualy bronze or pale gold, this subtle display seems to defy the oncoming Winter. This is why I will continue to nurture the solitary, self-sown Oak seedling in the corner of the garden, knowing that I will be long gone before this tree comes anywhere near being too big for the garden.

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Truly magnificent trees.

20 Nov, 2009


I love oak trees aswell. There's one in the lane at the back of my house.

21 Nov, 2009


Hi JB ~
Thanks for this lovely selection for my LY/LY blog...
[ I used to LIKE you, now I LOVE you
...1st November.2009 ]
I've included it in my blog today, below the photo choices by other members.

21 Nov, 2009


Apart from their sheer, breath-taking, presence and their being such a part of the British landscape, Oak trees have the aditional quality of hosting a wide range of other wildlife; from fungi to insects, birds & mammals.
Also a souce of building materiel and fuel, they have paid their way through history.

21 Nov, 2009


Yes, the oaks have been woven into stories of people and creatures over many centuries.... a truly inspirational tree... and your pic. looks good on my blog, alongside your explanation of your choice... You are welcome to add your above comment to my blog if you wish...

21 Nov, 2009


they are beautifull jbardet, where i work across from a park there are some ,lovely aoks and watching them change is wonderfull

21 Nov, 2009


ThanksTt, add it to your blog if you wish.

21 Nov, 2009


Hi Sanbaz, You are lucky to have the view you describe, from where you work.
Those mature oaks are in the fields next to where I work. Some days I can't beleive I am actually paid to be there (though there are the other kind of days).
While I was taking one of those shots, a Buzzard circled overhead. Something you would never have dreamed of not many years ago. Now they are more widespread, even flying over our garden occasionally. JB

21 Nov, 2009


thats great jbardet, not seen any buzzards, its a big park area in the small town/village,, i put that as i always call it a village where i grew up and so do all old residents but infact its a town, dating back years, was once the main town a port, before blackpool was built, the park is the centre feature and is beautifull with lots of trees, poulton-le-fylde a historic town

21 Nov, 2009

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