Friday, August 9, 2013

Live Oak - XL


This beautiful live oak tree is located about three blocks from our home. XL, of course, means extra-large. I'm guessing that this area was once part of Tartan Farms which is now the fabulous Winding Oaks Farm.

21 comments:

Randy said...

Wow, that is one beautiful tree.

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive, love the way it 'fans' out!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a majestic tree! I would love to have such a tree by my home. Problem is that I'm not sure where my home is...
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

Enjoy it now. This baby's gonna split soon. Right down the middle, like a good golf ball. Oh, it's gonna happen. No doubt!

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness, that's a huge one. It won't split will it? I wonder how old it is. MB

Gregory Urbano said...

I love the awesomeness of those old Oaks!

Sharon said...

Beautiful tree. This is the kind of tree that would have me turning the car around to go back for the photo.

Judy said...

What a beauty! It looks like a big wind could split it in half though.

Barbara Farr said...

Impressive. Looks like they had to trim some limbs.

LOLfromPasa said...

Now that is some oak tree! Lovely homes. If the road had curbs, I might be fooled into thinking this was Southern California.

Dufner has yet to tee off....we are watching. (Loved your note about this chap.) Watch out for the talented pair of Stenson and Rose. Our family have left Orlando and are now in the Keys. Hope they like it there.

PS. Mr LOL is butting in and saying that 'curbs' should be 'kerbs' :).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love those trees! Lots of beautiful trees in the Pacific Northwest, but no Live Oaks...we only see them in the South (and in Florida ;>)

RedPat said...

Should be XXL! ;-)

Kay said...

That is a super beautiful tree. In California I'd worry that it was surrounded by lawns since the oaks there are drought tolerant and don't like wet feet. I don't know if the Florida variety are more water tolerant. Those lush lawns might not be what it wants.

Lynette said...

Wow. What a tree!

magiceye said...

Beautiful!!

Karl Demetz said...

This is really a gorgeous tree!
Happy weekend, Lowell.

Kate said...

What a beauty, but I'd hate to be under its shadow during a huge storm. Know from experience this spring that these behemoths can topple just like small trees.

Audrey said...

vraiment majestueux cet arbre !

JM said...

WOW! That's huge and gorgeous!

Halcyon said...

It's a beauty!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm hoping it never comes down in one of Florida's famous hurricanes!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson