“When we are OPEN, we have freedom, courage and creativity – not just to explore uncharted territories where intuition may lead, but also to move beyond limits.”
― Zamm Zamudio, Intuition: Discover the Inner Workings of our World –
This is my favorite live oak so far in southeastern North Carolina. It lives in a city park near a lake encircled by a five mile trail. Southern Live Oaks (Quercus Virginiana) are famous for their large, low, spreading branches. Some branches may even rest on the ground like South Carolina’s Angel Oak which I hope to visit one day.
Thursday Tree Love is hosted by Parul Thankur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more tree love, visit:
July 22, 2021 at 9:55 am
Thank you for sharing!!.. it is a beautiful tree indeed!!… I love every tree, do not have a particular one, although I do like a weeping willow…. 🙂
Until we meet again..
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
July 22, 2021 at 8:23 pm
Oh, I love weeping willows. It seems like the ones I’ve seen around here are hard to get to, but one of these days, I will. I’m glad you love every tree. Each one is special. Thanks for visiting and the lovely poem!
July 22, 2021 at 12:47 pm
Wow! What a great tree!
July 22, 2021 at 8:36 pm
I’m glad you can see it’s a great tree from the photo, because it’s even more special in person. Thanks, Dave.
July 26, 2021 at 2:57 am
Yeah. That has got to be real treat.
July 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm
Beautiful and resilient 🙂
July 22, 2021 at 8:41 pm
Yes! I was not consciously aware of the resiliency, but that is clearly part of what makes this tree so special and draws me closer. Thanks, Rosaliene. 🙂
July 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm
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July 24, 2021 at 12:04 am
Thank you, Derrick.
July 24, 2021 at 9:41 am
Beautiful photos Jo! The first tree so nicely goes with my post this time about imagination. Happy to read your blog and well done! 🙂
July 24, 2021 at 11:27 pm
Thank you for this lovely comment, Anjana. I’m looking forward to reading your post on imagination!
July 26, 2021 at 1:08 am
Wow, just looking at this tree makes me feel bloomed. A good tree for little ones to play under, I guess a good one to climb as well.
July 26, 2021 at 11:17 pm
I’m so glad you enjoyed this big old tree. I would have climbed it a few years ago. Maybe next time…..
July 26, 2021 at 8:16 am
Wow!! Massive Majestic tree indeed! Thanks for sharing JoAnna! 🙂
July 27, 2021 at 9:24 pm
My pleasure! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 I see those qualities, too.
July 26, 2021 at 7:10 pm
Beautiful photos, JoAnna! I live in a neighborhood with many live oaks. they are wonderful trees! 🙂
July 27, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Thanks, Cheryl. They are wonderful trees! I’m glad you have many where were you live. 🙂
August 10, 2021 at 10:46 am
Thanks for that love Oak. I would love to see one. And so sweet of you too to be in one of the pictures. Loved seeing you more ❤ Thank you JoAnna for your love and encouragement.
I am so grateful. See you around on the 12th!
August 10, 2021 at 9:01 pm
You are very welcome, Parul! ❤
August 13, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Yes…this tree is majestic! There’s a live oak right outside my office window. No matter how many times I try, I simply cannot capture its awesomeness in one shot. It’s an amazing tree. You did a superb job with the shot!
August 13, 2021 at 8:49 pm
Thank you! It’s hard with such a big tree. To get the whole thing, we lose detail. To have a live oak right outside your window is wonderful!