Friday, June 26, 2009
I took this photo of a beautiful live oak while dining at Wentzell's Oyster House in Fairhope, AL last week. It must be very old. This is one of my favorite trees.
I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,
All alone stood it, and the moss hung down
from the branches,
Without any companion it grew there,
glistening out with joyous leaves of
dark green . . .
Excerpt from the Walt Whitman Manuscript, "Live Oak, With Moss"