This is my 1000th post, amazing how time flies making friends.
These giant burr Oaks spread out all over. I like how each one has it's own gnarled appearance. This one is well over 150 years,13 feet in circumference( Yes I am a tree hugger to measure them with my six foot reach). That is a long time to be out on the prairie, a mammoth experience indeed. In that time think of what all it has seen and heard. It has known me for forty years almost. Just down the hill another forty yards is a large piece of petrified wood, perhaps a great, great, great, great of this tree. I have to find this spot again just to get a good shot of the petrified wood. I forgot in all my enthusiasm to explain everything else geologically. Once all the foliage melts is always a good time for me to look at the land in another perspective. It is hard to believe this was once covered by oceans and glaciers. Then oceans of grasses and flowers, waving on the wind. It has been waiting for me to come and meet them. Out on the prairie, on a windy day.