We have a Pin Oak tree in our back yard. I took a picture of it after the last big snow storm. This is the new picture on my blogsite.
I have a love/hate relationship with this tree.
If you know me at all, you know that I am totally in love with trees of all shapes and sizes. Any time of year, any weather condition. I love trees in the rain, dancing branches in the wind. I love snow on the trunk near the ground, and how it creeps up the side. I love the new -barely buds in the very early spring. In fact, I try to catch the first site of buds as they slowly emerge from the branches. I watch the shadows of the branches in the summer sun. I love how the branches turn toward the sky right before a summer storm.
Yes, I love trees. Sometimes, I don't love my 'backyard tree'.
Did you notice the leaves? Yes, after a snowstorm- SNOW storm. There are still leaves on the tree. And in the snow. Did you notice? Do you know what that means? Yep.
We rake leaves A - L - L YEAR. It is a game to see when the last leaves will finally fall off the tree. Can you guess? Yep.
Usually around April the last of LAST years leaves fall.
. . . . . . . right before the first leaves start to bud . . . .
I love trees in the winter.