Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Random Acts of Recovery, Oak Tree

Here we have a white oak in an overgrow field near the Cumberland River. By this time last year, it would be in full, but young, bright green leaf.

And in our close up, amongst the freeze dried leaves, randomly (to our eyes anyway) the recovery leaves are popping out here and there.

This time last year, the forest itself would be a multitude of shades of green light and green shadow. This year, it appears as multi-hued as an impressionist painting endeavoring to capture the light through contrasting colors.

No, this is not an autumn scene, this is late April in middle Tennessee.

Do you see it!? No, silly, not the bird, the green oak recovery leaves up in the corner!


Dave May 2, 2007 at 2:58 PM  

Damn. I see now how lucky we were up here. Well, fingers crossed!

Cady May May 3, 2007 at 1:58 PM  

It makes blessing counting for every "normal" passing character in the seasonal parade even more dear, doesn't it?

maureen June 2, 2007 at 1:14 PM  

I hope the tree makes it all the way back to great health. What a venerable tree. thanks for that post. Saw this link at the #12 Festival of Trees .... and glad I came here. I also really like your tree-ancestors mandala. beautiful! did you make it?

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