Here is a photograph of a rare sighting where I live – although it is widespread in the rest of England: an oak tree. I think the reason why there aren’t that many in my area is because they are said to dislike chalky soil.

It’s therefore always a treat to encounter one of these magnificent trees. Luckily I turned around and saw this one silhouetted against a setting sky. As can be seen, it still has most of its leaves intact.

29 thoughts on “Oak

    1. Beautiful capture. I love how the oak trees look so strong and sturdy whether covered in leaves or bare branches. I will be very sad if we should ever lose our lovely oak tree in our yard.


      1. Thank you Jeanne. How wonderful to have an oak tree in your yard! They do look so strong whether in leaf or not don’t they? I like their individual shapes which reveal their life history – as it were.


  1. I like the composition — the silhouette set against a watery English sky.

    Some famous photographer, I forget who, once said: “Once you’ve covered what you think is your subject, turn around and look in the opposite direction. You might find something fun there.”

    Seems like you followed that advice and reaped the rewards.


    1. Thank you Calvin. The sky was so beautiful that day – as you say – lovely and watery. We’ve had some very pretty sunsets recently.

      I often turn around and check to see if I’m missing something – and there often is!


    1. Oh, yes – I’ve seen photographs of your beautiful red ones. There’s a very strong sense of identity with the Oak tree in England. The acorn and the oak leaf are used quite a lot as icons especially for rural pursuits.


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