The view from my front yard on this foggy morning.
Intricacies in a Quercus stellata ~ Post Oak
I see this graceful pine tree each morning just past my backyard.
I love trees. This is the Old Pine Tree (Loblolly pine) in our front yard ~ a sentinel through storms and drought for the last hundred years. I watered it throughout this past summer. It lived and is thriving.
Besides saying good-bye to 2011, Texans will say good-bye to upwards of 500,000,000 (that's half a BILLION) trees due to the devastaing drought.
The Texas Forest Service says between 2% and 10% of all trees died or will die from the conditions.
The rains are returning and thankfully, many of us are hopeful that the rains will continue all winter.
We shall need to take care of the trees we have left.
Still RED, but not ALL RED. Recent rains have helped.