Friday, September 17, 2010

September 17 - Post Oak - Quercus stellata

Pause today, with no roof over your head; take in the breath of nature.

The Post Oak Tree

The Post Oak Tree
Today, I took these photographs of the Post Oak tree at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. I could feel fall's approach in the air. It was very cool when we woke up this morning, and the sky is now that incredibly blue you can see only in the early fall. The post oak leaves are starting to have some red and yellow and brown color. Quite a few of the acorns were already on the ground.

The season of fall in rapidly approaching.


"How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?" ~Charles A. Lindbergh, Reader's Digest, November 1939

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