Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Give Me Some Shade, Tree

There's a tree in a charming town nearby that's over 200 years old.  It's a grand big Oak that I have admired, and wanted to share it with you.



The branches are very mysterious, and this tree has weathered many storms.



The trunk is huge - can you imagine all the rings it would have if it was cut down?


This tree has provided shade for us on many a hot, sunny day.


Happy September!
 
 
~Sheri, Jess, Nel

35 comments:

Heather Lindstrom said...

I love an oak tree and we are surrounded by them here in N.Cal. This is a particularly beautiful one. Happy September lovely ladies!
xx, Heather @ Stylemindchic

Deserae said...

What a beautiful tree! Our neighbor has a cotton wood tree in their backyard that is over 100 years old and the trunk is enormous. It is a grand beauty!!! I feel so lucky to be able to enjoy it's beauty from my kitchen window :o) Happy September!!!
~Des

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Sheri, what a beautiful old tree.
Oh the secrets that tree could tell if it could speak. So many beautiful trees are cut down to make room for more houses and buildings. I love trees....
Have a great week although it's suppose to continue to be hot and humid here in So CA.
Mary

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Such a gorgeous tree! Happy September to you too!

XOXO Mary

NanaDiana said...

What a great old tree. There was an old oak that stood all by itself on top of the hill on our farm. I often went there to eat a sandwich and read. xo Diana

Leslie said...

When we lived in Southern CA we had oak trees everywhere.. I do miss them:) So peaceful and there's nothing better than a summer picnic under an old oak tree. xxleslie

The Silver Bunny said...

I have a passion for trees and keep taking photos of them too but there is such a lot of majesty in an oak tree and this one is beautiful !x

Nely said...

Dear Sheri,
So lovely post, I like old trees,and I have an 40 year old tree in front of house.
Hugs
Nely

It's me said...

Yeah september is here...let it please be two weeks summer or so please !!...love Ria...x !

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

That trunk is big! It would be wonderful to have a picnic under that tree!

Susan said...

Oh what a MAGNIFICENT tree. I hope it remains there for hundreds of years more! Thank you for sharing it. Susan

Jemma said...

This is a gorgeous tree-I always, always respect and admire trees. We had a book years and years ago about a tree and the wonderful home and shelter it provided for all of God's creatures-it was so heartwarming! Thank you for sharing your tree with us!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

janice15 said...

Such a lovely oak tree with many interesting branches.. lovely post thank you for sharing ... with love Janice

TARYTERRE said...

What a beautiful tree. Such history. The stories it could tell.

Beauty Follower said...

There is a plane tree in my mothers village (in Peloponesos) which is over 200 years!

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Miky said...

Happy September dears friends ;)
Miky

Marcia Pilar said...

Sigh...oh my, this one made me tear up. It reminded me of our beautiful front yard oak tree. She was a beauty. We watched her grow from practically a tiny twig to a towering mature tree for 23 years. Her trunk was huge, her shade perfect. I especially loved that she had finally matured enough to shower us with acorns every year and I used to enjoy sitting outside to hear them pop on the ground. It was heavenly, especially just as the sun was going down at dusk. I miss our oak tree. Miss AJ painted it for me to take with me before we left.
I'm glad I wait to visit with you when I can take every little detail in, my friend...unrushed. This was a perfect treat with my coffee this morning.
Off to see what else I've missed.
xoxo's

Shelia said...

That is a gorgeous old tree and I love the thick branches and I'm sure the shade is wonderful. Thank you so much for popping in to see my doll and your sweet comments on my home. I appreciate that so much.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda Primmer said...

Such a beautiful tree full of memories and history. They do provide us with so much. xo Linda

Heidi said...

Dear Sheri,
Yes, I totally agree, what an amazingly beautiful oak tree. Provider of lots of much needed shade in the hot summer months.
Take care!
Heidi

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri and girls,
This tree is amazing. Love it. We have live oaks here and they are gorgeous to view.

I am back from my time away and it truly went by fast. We celebrated our Ruby Anniversary on Coronado Island and had a fabulous time. Perfect weather. We hated to return to our extreme heat.
I am so ready for fall.

Enjoy the rest of the week.
Hugs!

Keity said...

Hi Sheri,
what a gorgeour oak tree!!
Those kind of big tree makes us comfortable:) Especially love oak trees but rary see them around here.Thank you for sharing:)

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ oo, beautiful! xxx Riitta

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri, Nel and Jess,

How beautiful the lovely old oak tree is.
Thought of you Sheri here, like you asked me to and hope that you will be standing under the Eiffel tower too.

Hugs
Carolyn

miss b said...

What an amazing, majestic looking tree which has grown into such a
beautiful shape. I remember collecting acorns for the nature table when I was at primary school (I must have a good memory!!)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning ladies! I am ever so late; the first week of school is always a bit difficult because I have to get up extra early to even blog then take my husband to school then get myself to school early enough to prepare! Lovely tree. I hate to see trees like this die you come down after a storm, and that's what happened here in early June! I hope this tree continues to shade your area for many years to come. MUCH LOVE LADIES! Anita

oldthings said...

This oak tree is so old and beautiful !Thank you for sharing with us !
Have a nice fall !

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Ladies,

amazing oak tree, thanks for sharing with us. oak tree is a very special tree indeed.

your shoes are very pretty indeed for you all. love them much.
so old? 200 years? wow fabulous
sorry for my late, 3 weeks on going;)
wishing you all a happy days
love

Yuli Conversations said...

Beautiful!
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Mona said...

That tree is beautiful...Happy September to all of you too.
Love, Mona

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jess, let's move the tea party outside under this lovely tree!!! :D I love ancient oak trees.

xo,
Ricki Jill

From The Heart said...

This tree is beautiful..I pray it never has to be cut down. Can you imagine the stories it could tell....

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy September to you, too! I LOVE trees and this one is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it! Hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

That's one beautiful big tree! I love trees! They take so long to mature. I love the sound they make when the when blows, I love the shade they provide on hot summer days and neighborhoods look so much better with lots of mature trees. Trees give so much to us!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Sheri, Had problems with blogger and could not post, but finally I did tonight. This tree is stunning, I like trees, feel they all might have a story to tell. Hugs, Lu