Monday, February 22, 2010

The Pin Oak Tree

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.