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The large oak tree that rises above the house has lost all of its leaves. But this little oak tree growing on the side is a bit more protected and so it still has leaves to be batted about by the wind.

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acorns

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Okay. So I’ve been thinking about this since spring really sprung and the oak that arches over the house finally leafed out. To sit with a big piece of white paper before me. To sketch a rectangle and then crisscross the rectangle with diagonal lines. And then with markers or even paint to place dabs of color on the branches to symbolize what I have seen. Red for the cardinals. Blue for the jays. A swoosh of gray for the squirrels. Yellowish-green for the finches. Black-specked brown for the sparrows. But what shall I do for the raccoon I saw yesterday? 🙂

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but for now still mostly bare branches on the oak tree outside the house

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the big oak stands

majestic

in the winds of the rising storm.

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A little oak in the making, growing next door to the muffler shop.

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the oak tree

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… in color and in black and white…

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Sometimes if I leave my bedroom window open, I return home at the end of the day to oak leaves strewn about my floor.  When I sit at my writing desk, I can look over my shoulder and into the gold-ringed eyes of a black bird as it perches near-hidden amidst green leaves.  A squirrel has dashed by on occasion.  A blue jay sang to me once.  I have had to snap a branch because I feared the wind would drive it through the glass.  Under my breath I said all sorts of “I’m sorry.”  You see, I live on the top floor of a rambling old Victorian house.  And towering above that house is the oak tree.  Sitting in my bedroom at my desk with the wind whistling through, and the oak tree doing its end of summer shimmy with acorns still green, I feel quite blessed to be where I am.

Oak Tree

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