Quiet week here. I think this is an easy guess of most humans, but, hey, I’ll throw it out there anyway!
Be back later for your guesses!
All–nearly all!–they leaves on the ground here are oaks. The yellow leaves amid the coppery brown ones are a branch form a White Oak tree. It’s one I–Hickory Squirrel–cut myself to add to my leaf nest. That’s why it’s a bit fresher than the rest of the red oak leaves that fell naturally.
Chilly nights, you know! We all need to add our layers.
Our mystery tree for today was a White Oak, Quercus alba, native to the Northeast U. S. This particular tree predates the development of houses in our suburban neighborhood and is the largest tree around.
Of course it also produces a ton of acorns, which we are enjoying as you read!
Today the sun rises at its lowest point on the horizon. It’s never a good idea to take photos of the sun, so we’re showing you it shining through one of our favorite tree branches. The leaves are curled and dry, but we’re sure you can guess what it is.
White Oak, of course! Munch some for us as you celebrate today!