Dear Hayley-Eszti, I would like to dedicate this post to you, as I feel that you have the strength of these ancient oak trees. The strength to deal with this horrible illness. I sincerely hope more research will be done and someone will find, if not a cure, at least tools to help you and others manage it. It is being talked about more, and the Niagara Falls were colored blue, after all. Take good care, my blogger friend.
Only found in California, the Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) is the most common oak tree in our area, but since there are at least five different species of oak trees around here, and I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to identifying plants and trees, I can't say for sure that all oaks pictured here are indeed Blue Oaks.
There are other trees here also, I hope you will enjoy their beauty, and not ask me to name them.
Thank you so much for reading and leaving comments on my post about M. E. I hope that this devastating illness will get a lot more attention in the years to come.
Looking back at these pictures, I'm amazed at the beauty of the blue and green colors of this place, so different from the canyon.