This centuries-old oak near the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Earlysville stands just a few hundred yards off the southern end of the runway.
Daffodils naturalized at the base of the old tree are a harbinger of Spring.
The rounded lobes of the leaves indicate this is a white oak.
For nearly a century and a half the old oak shared the ridge with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
In April, the wildflowers in the meadow surrounding the oak begin to bloom.
The oak as seen from aircraft on final at CHO.
A rare self-portrait.