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Oak on a frosty morning

November 9, 2010
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This oak has made a little green circle for itself in the frosted grass. While some of its relatives (in the distance, right) are still green, this one has already turned tawny and its leaves are just starting to thin out. The gap in its silhouette (bottom right) shows where it lost a huge bough one still August evening a few years ago. We were glad that there weren’t any cows under it at the time.

See also: Recycling an oak tree

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2010 3:54 pm

    Hi Beastie: It’s remarkable that you have had such heavy frosts already while we have only had one very tentative one and are still sogging under at least 6 days solid of steady rain but at least the wind has dropped. I look out on a sodden landscape of fallen leaves and water filled ditches and must steel myself to even go to the end of the drive to collect the daily paper.

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      November 9, 2010 4:58 pm

      Eech, I sympathise. Soggy days are much harder to deal with than bright, frosty ones, I find. We’ve had a fair number of both recently! But these frosts are pretty normal for us by November.

  2. November 9, 2010 10:33 pm

    Hello! Lovely photo. Think it will be a hard frost in our village tonight, which means much puddle smashing on the walk/cycle to school tomorrow and a very happy 9 year old boy!

  3. jane permalink
    November 11, 2010 9:15 am

    Your photos are stunning and make me very happy! Oh, i never replied to your previous message – sorry, been rushing around! am hoping to move to Edinburgh, and cannot wait to explore the rest of SCotland too. Have already spent 4 years at St Andrews a few years ago now, and i think i left my heart in Scotland. Enjoy your lovely country for me today!

  4. November 11, 2010 7:41 pm

    I remember how our cows would shelter under trees in bad weather, and how I worried about them until they were safe inside the barn. Beautiful photo. So glad to hear you received the Keli Clark cards safely!


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