Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #57

Sky Watch Friday with the new format. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

The once mighty Oak Tree climbs skyward into the blue. Their majesty while not once what they were are still beautiful in my eyes.
Hang on dear Oak Tree to the power you had once shown.
You can see a lot of neat skies on the above site.

49 comments:

EcoRover said...

Is something killing the eastern Oaks? I have a friend in upstate NY, and I know their beeches are being wiped out. What's gonna be left for our grandchildren?

Tricia said...

Nice skies your way, Tom! I like the oak tree, too. It is a majestic tree

Happy Sky Watching

Sara G said...

Both very beautiful photo's!!
Love the blue blue sky!!
Take care and Happy SWF

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos.
Loss of trees is a sad story.

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Troy and Martha

janice said...

Nice captures, lovely blue sky.

Enjoy your weekend!

Carletta said...

How stark their branches are against the lush green surrounding them.

Babooshka said...

That really does look like an elderly hand reaching out to the sky. Most trees here have been around longer than me so they deserve my respect.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

wow. very nice.I am also in Washington:)

Sylvia K said...

Yes, the trees are still beautiful, Tom! And these are majestic!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Photo Cache said...

Very nice post. I like bare trees, they are like sculptures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great skywatch picture, Tom. Is the oak healthy??? It doesn't look like it--unless you took that photo in the winter.... Beautiful Sky though.
Betsy

Gill - That British Woman said...

our shots are similar this week. Great photos.....

Gill in Canada

indicaspecies said...

A neat set of images!

imac said...

Love that blue-by-you shot Tom.

susieofarabia said...

I like both of these photos, Tom. There's something about old trees that intrigues me...

Tina said...

Those old dead trees..such a gold mine to a birder..glad you captured this one.. I bet it was home to a few neat nest cavity birds!! Love that blue in your sky..wonderful

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is still a mighty Oak and beautiful too.
Blessings,Ruth

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Even in their ragged later years, trees are still beautiful.

Regina said...

Nice skies and shots.

TCKK said...

Great pictures and I totally love the squirrel in your header!!! -Cathy

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

FG-Are your tree's dying? They still look pretty magnificant in front of the beautiful blue sky! Happy Friday!:)
NLSM

Pietro said...

Wonderful Sky Watch, Tom!
The tree in the second picture is amazing.

Sally in WA said...

It looks so sad with just a few leaves here and there. Great pictures, though. They are magnificent trees.

Hilda said...

Poor oak tree! What happened to all its leaves?

birdy said...

Though the oaks trees are half died, but still they looking magnificent.

Gaelyn said...

Your skies make an excellent backdrop for those ancient oaks.

Kitty said...

It's sad to see them grow old - although their old age probably lasts almost as long as a human life :)

Nice weather in your part of the world!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I gre up in a very small town and the strrets were lined with oak trees. What a great, majestic sight that was. I don't see such big ones around anymore.

joo said...

The trees are awesome, beautiful photos!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

I love your words to the Oaks... it is mighty right to the end.
Beautiful shots, my friend.
Hug

Jan K. said...

I love that great old oak in front of the blue and milky white sky. Sorry to see it won't get much older.
Enjoy your weekend!

Shelley said...

That oak tree looks like it would make a good scarey halloween tree!
:-)

Darla said...

Great photos. We have some sad Oaks around these parts too!

George said...

The dying oak trees are a shame, but your pictures are both beautiful and powerful. Thanks!

Rose said...

You know what caught my eye when I enlarged them? In the first one, back towards the house it looks like a rock wall...I would love to see more of it.

I am always drawn to dead and dying trees....don't know why.

Powell River Books said...

We don't get the lovely old oak trees up here in coastal BC, but I do love our maples with their mossy trunks and twisty branches. Plus they do put on a spectacular show in the fall. I invite you to come see my "coming home" sunset. - Margy

Janie said...

I hope all the oak trees are not endangered. Your trees are still beautiful in their struggle for survival.

RuneE said...

To me the oak is the royalty among trees - thank you for sharing!

Danton said...

Am interested on what's next of the old oak, then. Nice skywatch photos.

Danton said...

Am interested on what's next of the old oak, then. Nice skywatch photos.

Craver Vii said...

Sad. With or without leaves though, the oak is a beautiful sight to behold.

SquirrelQueen said...

Very beautiful skies and the oaks are still quite lovely. I love your header of the black squirrel.

Through Squirrel Eyes

Louise said...

What is making it lose its might? I'm partial to trees that have some bare branches anyway. I think it shows their "personality" better.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

It always makes me just a bit sad to see a tree losing its vigor. But the old "bones" of the tree are very interesting to look at and hopefully will provide nesting spots for woodpeckers and other creatures.

Tipper said...

Pretty skies.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love the big trees. It makes me wonder what life was like when they were a sapling.

SandyCarlson said...

I hope it survives. It's hard to see these mighty wonders struggle.

Arija said...

Oaks live for hundreds of years and by its size it is but a youngster...why is it blighted? Lightning strike?

Nice shot though.

Mancing Gembira said...

nice pic. I like the Oak tree.
Salam mancing