Unexpected Color


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The leaves are bristle-tipped, which tells me this tree is in the black oak family.

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The young oak grows in the corner of the weedpatch in our backyard.

(It’s obvious that years of neglect produced a jungle. It can be a hub of activity.)

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The pink of the new leaves caught me off guard.

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Even the leaves at the top of the tree were pink.




8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on June 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful! I know how you LOVE pink.


  2. Posted by my secret love for you on June 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Hermoso!!! beautiful!


  3. I’ve noticed this on oaks too. Sometimes it can be real surprising to find a tree like that.


  4. Such a lovely little surprise! Oak trees have such beautifully-shaped foliage anyway, and to have that bit of colour when the leaves are immature is a bonus.


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