One Acorn

 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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And just look at the magnificence one acorn produces!

I can’t even tell you how absolutely amazing this oak tree was, I wish so much that I could have captured a better quality photo of it.   Even so, a camera image will never match the real thing.  This tree was HUGE, and its rich, vibrant, reddish-orange color just screamed for attention, it stood out so much from all the rest!  I don’t usually think much of an oak tree’s autumn colors, but this year they all really seemed to catch my attention, especially this one!  Maybe the weather we’ve had affected them, but I swear their colors were much more vivid this year.

My daughter and I were out together the day I came across it, and I snapped this photo of her sitting in front of it.  Looking at the large trunk gives you a little more of an idea of the tree’s size…

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And also its age.  Call me weird, but there is just something about old trees that gives me a deep sense of reverence.

But then again… pretty much all of nature gives me a sense of reverence.

😀

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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30 responses to “One Acorn

  1. Now that’s a big tree… our old family farm given to my Great great grand dad many years ago, has a cricket field that has oak trees surrounding it that he planted from seed when arriving in 1820 s these are huge trees today, almost unbelievably big…

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    • So cool, I bet those trees are amazing! I just love big old trees, there’s something almost magical about them having stood the test of time. I wonder if your great great grand dad realized when he planted those trees they would still be here for his descendants to enjoy all these years later. I get all philosophical when I think about how the things we plant may affect future generations ~ be they actual plants, such as trees etc. or metaphorical things we plant in the lives of others…

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  2. You’re too modest. This is an excellent photo. I really like the contrasting colors–red, green in background, light brown in foreground. And then there’s the path on the left framing and leading the eye into the picture. Very nicely done! The only thing wrong is that the red color will fade soon, but I doubt you have much control over that. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, Tom! I like the photo too, especially the contrast from the light colored brush in the foreground, it’s just that it was such a magnificent tree, I wish I could have captured a bit more of it’s beauty.
      Haha yeah I don’t have any control over the color fading, if only I did… 😉

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  3. Beauty and reverence. A great combination! The oak tree is radiant. Thanks for sharing your obvious joy with nature, fall and this oak Julie. 🙂

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  4. My goodness Julie, did you wander into Narnia by accident? That tree is breathtaking!

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    • Omygosh I’d love to wander into Narnia! 😉
      This tree was absolutely breathtaking Simon, that’s why I wish I could have gotten a better quality photo if it to share. Me and Rachael had a great time hanging out underneath it soaking in all of its magnificence. 😀

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  5. That’s so beautiful – gorgeous colours ♥

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  6. What a special tree! So happy you captured it for us 🙂

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  7. Oh, Julie, we are soul sisters! We see with the same eyes. What a beautiful old oak. I, too, think the oaks this year are particularly vibrant. The season’s last hurrah. 🙂

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    • They really were extra beautiful this year, it was such a surprise to me that they captured so much of my attention. I love oak trees, but they’re not what usually tickles my fancy in the fall. I was thinking that maybe they turned earlier here and coincided more with the other trees changing or something. I don’t know, but gosh what a delight! 🙂

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  8. That is a beautiful oak tree. I love the picture of your daughter too!

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  9. That is an extraordinary specimen Julie; a true marvel of nature. Coincidentally, I was reading an article this morning about pigmentation changes in autumn leaves. If any of your readers are interested it is here:

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140929-why-is-autumn-changing

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    • Extraordinary is right, just a beautiful, beautiful tree! I was thinking that maybe I might like to go and visit this tree in every season, it’s not too far from my home, and I bet it’s just as lovely year round as it is in autumn. 🙂
      Thank you for sharing the link, I’ll go check it out.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Hariod! ❤

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  10. I think you did well in capturing the oak’s beauty and radiance! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an oak like that here. Ours are more upright. Maybe they’re just not old enough to spread out like that, I’m not sure. I love the spreading branches and dark bark of this one. It’s so beautiful. And so is your daughter!

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    • Thanks so much, Trisha! I agree, the spread of the branches really makes it extra gorgeous! We have mostly the more upright type of oaks here too, I was thinking that maybe it’s when they’re standing alone like this one they have more room to spread out or something. I love that the picture of my daughter had a blurry leaf falling just as I snapped it, I’m always wishing I could catch a shot of leaves as they’re falling. Except not being blurry. 😉 I suppose I need a certain type of camera setting for those types of shots…

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  11. Your daughter is lovely! What a beautiful setting for a happy photo! PS, have you noticed whether or not you guys are getting a lot of acorns this year? They say it’s a forecast of the winter–lot of acorns, harsh weather coming!

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  12. Beautiful photo! Those colors! Wow, I just love the fall colors!

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  13. I don’t think I have ever seen a red that intense before! Beautiful capture, Julie.

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  14. Wow Julie, what an intense Red – truly stunning and such a beautiful tree – perfectly balanced. 🙂

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