11.09.2021 And just a few feet away

from the maintenance shed was this nicely shaped Red Oak pup trying its hardest to grow into a big tree.  As with MacLeod Field, this area is regularly mowed so this tree may not gain its maturity but now that the golf course is no more the town will likely allow some of the areas where mowing had happened to develop naturally.

Red Oak-Quercus rubra

I guess I can keep track over time and see if this develops or not.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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30 Responses to 11.09.2021 And just a few feet away

  1. The delineation of the frost lets those leaves stand out even better against what’s below them. I hope you duly thanked the frost.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The resemblance to snowflakes is obvious. Frost-limned leaves as a token of what’s to come makes for a great image.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Now that’s a little beauty worthy of a long-time observation, Steve.

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  4. Nice! Love the heavy frost on the edges!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a pleasing shot, Steve. I love the plant’s robust symmetry rimmed in frost.


  6. I sense a “frosty” theme in your last posts, Steve. 🙂

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    A spectacular find, Steve, beautifully done. I love the way the background enhances the whole picture.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    This is a real standout image, I love it! The way the frost outlines the edges of the leaves, and set against the background, very nice. I’m often surprised just how large leaves can grow given how small the tree sometimes is. I guess I’ve always expected small leaves on small trees, but that’s not always the case.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I guess the leaves know how large to grow no matter the size. he tree will grow better, I’d guess, achieving their full size to capture more light to aid in their growth. Also I think their age might have something to do with it as these are likely not newly out of the acorn but kept small due to constant hogging.


  9. The Red Oak is a trully a magnificent tree, and we have one in parkland not far from where I was born. It is certainly one of those stand out trees, as your photo here and with its beautiful crystalised frosted lines.

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  10. Another nice frosty capture, Steve, and will be interesting if you get to revisit this “pup” over time.

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