Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Confused Oak

I drive by this tree at least twice a day on the way into our garage.

I don't whether to admire the tree's leaves' tenacity for hanging in there through strong winds, rain, sleet, and snow. Especially when all the other leaves fell weeks ago.

Or should I pity the tree for being in denial? 99% of local deciduous trees have shed their leaves. Snow looks beautiful on evergreen trees but doesn't look as nice on dried brown oak leaves.

All I can say is that one shouldn't have to rake leaves and shovel snow at the same time.


  1. That's one stubborn oak! lol I agree with your thoughts on raking and shoveling. :-)

  2. Our oak trees sometimes hang on to their leaves until the first buds of new leaves in the spring push them off the branches! Why are oaks so stubborn?