Robust national treasure

DAY 25 (30 APR) – Pedunculate oak (quercus robur) (Farnham, England)

The oak tree: / not interested / in cherry blossoms (Haiku by Matsuo Basho)

Our national emblem. The common oak. Nothing to prove.

I do just have a quick question: does anyone know why some of the leaves in spring are half brown like these on the right? They were in a very wooded area. I think they’re even more beautiful that way.


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  1. (14 May) My friend Jonathan told me this today: “If the oak before the ash, then we’ll only have a splash”, and the oak was first apparently. So good news… (though I think we’ve had the “splash” already)

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