A brief interlude from bad , bad, terrible shrubs, to something of greatness, and a beauty that I am incapable of describing:
[The larger image will blow you away, by steverob50]
This is my favorite tree all-time, hands down regardless of situation, and this may be one of the most stunning photograph of Quercus virginia, ‘Live Oaks; I have ever seen. My best Live Oak photo’s were taken at Brookgreen Gardens in Litchfield Beach, SC. They now pale in comparison to this image. The most beautiful, majestic character in a tree. How could you NOT want to drive down that lane?
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By Rick Anderson
The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson.
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Thats one beautiful photograph, so grainy you almost want to touch it to feel the texture.
And thank you for finally showing me what “live oak” looks like, I’ve read so many of James Lee Burke’s books in which he mentioned “live oak” at least once a page and often wondered what it was – we only know one oak tree in the UK 🙂
They truly are incredible, aren’t they? There’s another lane of oaks, much less known, just south of Charleston (on property owned by the College of Charleston). I’ve been to events there, and the branches arch down to the ground (there are separate lanes for incoming and outcoming traffic) and you drive through them. Live oaks are such wonderful trees.
Live oaks. Yes.
I’m with you: ABSOLUTE FAVORITE