Earlysville Oak

IMG_9239This centuries-old oak near the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Earlysville stands just a few hundred yards off the southern end of the runway.

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IMG_7911Daffodils naturalized at the base of the old tree are a harbinger of Spring.

IMG_9246The rounded lobes of the leaves indicate this is a white oak.

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IMG_1221For nearly a century and a half the old oak shared the ridge with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

IMG_9243In April, the wildflowers in the meadow surrounding the oak begin to bloom.

IMG_3284The oak as seen from aircraft on final at CHO.

IMG_7916 - Version 3A rare self-portrait.

 

 

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