Under The Shade Of The Old Oak Tree   13 comments

Turkey Creek Trail“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.”  ~Chinese Proverb

Turkey Creek Trail“Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company.  Only a few love to be alone.”  ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939

Turkey Creek TrailThe large oak is located near the  Miller Creek trail out of Happy Valley on the east side of the Rincon Mountains. — Images by kenne

I never saw a discontented tree. 
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. 
They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far! 
~John Muir

13 responses to “Under The Shade Of The Old Oak Tree

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  1. Great shots =)

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  2. What a grand old oak tree! John Muir’s verse suited it perfectly. I, too, enjoy wandering like the roots of the tree in every direction possible.

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  3. I love the oak tree, must be much older than 20 years 🙂 Great images!

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  4. Wow. That would be one of my tree friends!

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  5. That is a very homey tree. Good job capturing it’s heart and soul with your camera.

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  8. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    First posted nine years ago today.
    This tree can be considered an actor
    in a story you’re telling or a drama
    that you’re creating out of unusual
    things in nature. Your tree plays a
    significant role in becoming a symbol
    of strength and endurance. — kenne

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