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Thursday Tree Love: Southern Live Oak



This broad “Southern Live Oak” stands in the median across the street from the neighborhood park where my children used to play. Its branches reach gracefully over two two streets. Many years ago, I joined a group of neighbors to plant red and white azalea bushes around the tree. You might be able to see the last of the red azalea blooms on the left. This tree feels like a neighborhood landmark and guardian. When David and I walk to the park, we often cross under its branches to the next street before turning toward home.

Here are some close ups:

Tree across from Park trunk



Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. For more tree love, visit:


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

28 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Southern Live Oak

  1. What a magnificent tree.

  2. I see quite strength in that tree.

  3. Don’t know if you’ve ever been to Boston. The USS Constitution Museum there goes into great detail on how it was the wood of these live oaks that gave the ship relative invulnerability to other ships of its age. That’s what earned it the nickname “Old Ironsides.” Prefer the Live Oaks living, though.

  4. Wow! Such a beautiful pic and your everyday connect to this tree makes it even more precious!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, JoAnna. This Oak tree exudes such tranquility and strength.
    A place to go to renew your inner self. I imagine leaning against its trunk and whisper.
    Thank you for sharing.


    • Thank you for this beautiful response of understanding, Miriam. On our walks, I am always drawn to this tree and feel strength under the canopy.

  6. It’s awesome.
    I should check out the series. I’ve some awesome pictures of trees but would need to find those that I’ve never yet shared.
    Love, light and glitter

  7. Wow, that’s beautiful. Oh, to sit under its shade with a good book and/or a friend.

  8. Amazing! Awesome! The canopy is wonderful!!

  9. Love this. I would love to sit under it and read or just watch the people passing by. It seems to connect the neighborhood. So glad you shared. Thank you!
    Hope to see you back tomorrow, JoAnna!

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