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:
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