Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Autumn Oaks


Acorns have been falling in abundance this year.  Were it not for the crunch underfoot, and the popping on the roof, we'd know it by the pattern of the deer, who have been around our clearing less frequently, staying in the woods to eat their favorite snacks.  Of the approximately 60 species of oak in the US, 6 are common in our part of the Ozarks, and they are pictured below paired with their leaves.

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The lumber from the white oak has the tightest grain, and so is the most valuable for its ability to remain water tight, which is demonstrated by the fact that it is used as the staves for whiskey barrels and other fluids.  The acorns are the favorite of the white-tailed deer, and of our magnificent dog, Barley.




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26 comments:

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

What a unique way to portray these images; they are all extremely lovely and the "education" is just a little plus. thank you so very much. beautiful processing. kareninkenai

Scott said...

Wow, that's a lot of good informations tied in with some very nice images. Way to go and thanks.

OBTW, my blog is finally back, restored and in full swing. Thanks for your support!

lisa said...

Connie, I LOVE what you did here!! Each is truly beautiful, and thank you for the information.

Thank you also (times two!!) for sharing your beautiful work at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Barb said...

Brilliant idea to pair the acorns with the leaves! great textures! You are so lucky to have all these acorns - I'd have baskets of them in my house!

nancyjean said...

wow...wonderful photography! thanks for sharing

Jeannelle said...

Nicely done! I hardly knew there were six types of oak trees, let alone sixty!

Bek said...

I love all of them! What a neat idea and so well executed!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the pictures and the info. Who'da'thunk'it? Thanks.

Pat said...

Beautiful work and clever presentation! Good info too!

geetlee said...

absolutely love how you used the textures in these shots! it brings out the colors and shape of the leaves so well!
beautifully done!

ladyfi said...

What fabulous shots!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful to see the different leaves and fruits of the oak tree. I love trees and your photos are fantastic !

Torunn said...

Beautiful autumn images with great texture.

hannah said...

I'm in heaven.
Just what I would have done if I had the nous and the oaks :-)
Both sadly lacking.

This is just wonderful Connie.
Did you do this yourself? Amazing work, both scholarly and artistic.

Looking forward to a similar series from you on any other plant or tree. It must have taken you ages to do and the texturizing is superb. So very well done.

hannah said...

Oh my, only just now saw the link and my name.

Well girl, you certainly did me proud.
Gives me a chance to try and encourage you to publish this on paper. You found a niche and you have the talent in abundance.

Kerri said...

...... they take my breath away! Fantastic!

Rosie said...

Wow, these look fantastic! I love your composition and the different processing!

Lisa said...

The processing on these shots are exceptionally great. I'd love to have all those oak trees in my yard. I really like the composition you did with the different leaves and acorns.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful images full of texture and colour. V

Kim Klassen said...

so perfectly presented.... just so lovely......

true ART....

Thanks for linking to TT..... xxo, Kim

Nikki said...

I clicked on your thumbnail from TT as the vibrant colour really stood out to me. Then I found all your beautiful images. Love the colours and textures.

fotogran said...

What a fantastic concept and fabulous images - so lovely!

Pat Mark said...

Beautifully done. It is interesting to see all the different shapes.

Kia said...

Wow, I am in acorn-heaven! Love everything about your post, thanks soo much for sharing :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautifully showing the differences and loveliness of each oak.

Cathy said...

wow! these are lovely. they all are beautiful, but the last leaf is really unique. thank you so much for sharing autumn around your place : )