Friday, June 26, 2009

Live oak

Live Oak at Wintzell's Oyster House

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"

12 comments:

Simply Heather said...

Ooooooh...what a perfect climber this would be :)

Cindy said...

Fantastic tree. I love old trees especially those like this one. Great shot.

Jeannelle said...

Lovely! Having never visited the South, I've never seen a live oak. Thanks for the photo.

Mary said...

They really are so beautiful!

Jan said...

It's a beautiful, as is your photo.

mrsnesbitt said...

Love trees! Love the poem too!

Erin said...

A good morning Kate.
i adore live oaks too. we had lots of them in california.
lovely capture.
so enjoying your trip photos.

Maria said...

I love them too. Our property is full of them, they seem almost magical and as if they are keeping watch over us.

Louise said...

I want to climb this tree! Here it is the cottonwoods we climb, but I think oaks are really the good ones.

Reddirt Woman said...

What a beautiful picture of a beautiful tree. I think it's older than me! And much more beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

Helen

DesertHen said...

Oh the stories that tree could tell...can you imagine what that tree has seen in its life time! Wonderful shot!

Kerri said...

Beautiful picture and Lovely words!
You never cease to amaze Kate!