Friday, November 07, 2008
Megan and I have lived at our new home here in Worthington for over three months, but we are still getting to know our Quercus macrocarpa (that would be bur oak to the non- botanists out there). This huge tree, we have found, is the pride of the street. When we first met our neighbors, they did not hesitate to ask us if we liked the tree. There was quite a rumor going around that the new owners were thinking of cutting this beauty down, so we had to quickly squelch that one. Once they learned our last name was "Arbour", i think they understood that we would love the tree just as much as the whole neighborhood did.
Here is a shot of our grand tree using the Canon efs 10-22 super wide angle zoom which I rented one month ago. The oak leaves were just beginning to fall. Most of the leaves have yellowed and fallen by now, but in this shot, only a few leaves are on the grass.