Angel Oak Tree
Just revisiting this page to enjoy my photograph of Angel Oak tree. Be well, my friend, I hope to visit you some day soon.
Angel Oak is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The tree is estimated to be 400–500 years old. It stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. Its longest branch distance is 187 ft in length.
My sister bought me a beautiful card yesterday and came to visit as I try and get better. The words from the card called”The Oak Tree’ a message of encouragement were profound and if only they had the strength to type them, well, maybe another day. When I get stronger.
Please enjoy all the trees and spring weather.
My favorite tree, which I keep photographing in an attempt to improve the capture and feelings from the tree.
This was from a 2011 visit. The Oak supports other plants and insects, she has a complete Eco system in a symbiotic relationship with the earth.
Live oaks also share root systems so underground she is connected to other Oak trees which is invisible to us.
It like they are holding hands underground.
The Oak is the King of the Trees. Ancient Celts observed the oak’s massive growth and impressive expanse.
They took this as a clear sign that the oak was to be honored for its endurance, and noble presence.
Wearing oak leaves was a sign of special status among many ancient European people’s.
The oak is a tree of protection and strength.
Druids met in oak groves and ate their acorns to ingest the ancient knowledge contained in them.
Because of their expansive growth, oak trees often attract lightning strikes, which confer greater mystical power to them.
Link to: Ram Dass “Embracing Aging within Society” http://www.ramdass.org/embracing-aging-within-society/
Photo Friday link .
Morals of this True Tree Tale:
1) one person — YOU — can make a difference since what you do with great heart affects & inspires others;
2) a community joined together can achieve great things — like saving precious wild places and ancient trees for future generations to enjoy.
A Charleston arts & culture newspaper recognizes this incredible environmental and community achievement: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com