from our yard...
Flowers are always beautiful from a distance.
But to see them closely...there is a hidden magnificence.
The subtle shade differences amaze me.
To see those differences better, click on the pictures to enlarge.
Our mammoth white oak tree.
Today it measures a little over18 feet in circumference. About 25 years ago, a core sample determined that it was over 250 years old. So now, it is over 275 years old! Patrick Henry, Jeb Stuart, or Stonewall Jackson could well have sat under this tree when it was over hundred years old. And the Drapers and Ingles could have passed by on their way to settling what was wilderness then.The tree would have been just a few years old then. See my post about Mary Draper Ingles here.
Not only do we have the farm dog who barks at every moving thing during the night whether real or imagined and sleeps silently all day long, but we have the lone Mr. RoosterMan who is content to have the farm dog and cats as his best friends.