Friday, May 17, 2013

California Oaks & Other Trees ~ Dedicating this Post to Hayley-Eszti



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. 









27 comments:

  1. Beautiful trees, was a lovely day to take these shots too.

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  2. I love oaks, and your photos are very nice, Inger. Our oak trees certainly don't look like that.

    I visited Hayley's blog yesterday to learn more about her illness. She's very young to have such a debilitating disease, but she is a fighter - and more mature than her age indicates.

    You're a compassionate person, Inger, with a large heart!(that's a good thing)

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  3. a great tribute to honor her and to raise awareness of this dreaded disease. the trees are beautiful and perfect and the last one i just love... as much as I love trees, there are maybe 5 or so that i can name when i see them...

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  4. What a lovely dedication, Inger.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. such strength and beauty. and truly a wonderful post to your friend.

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  6. Inger you are a good friend. Strength to your friend! Love the trees, I've always loved all kinds of trees!

    Ron

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  7. Trees do have strength and the ability to persevere in harsh conditions. A fitting tribute to your friend.

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  8. Dear Inger, for some reason, a photograph of a single tree on a hillside--and you've pictured more than one here--just captures my imagination and I see the unfolding of stories. Thank you. Peace.

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  9. I love the 'bones' of the California oak trees.

    A lovely tribute to your friend; I never knew about this before.

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  10. So how far is your home from there - do you own that area? Beautiful. sandie

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  11. These lovely trees show so much character & strength--just like Haley!!

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  12. Gorgeous, Strong and Sturdy . . .
    Your well wishes, like the tree send Healing Strength out to the world = and everyone is Lifted.

    love & love,
    -g-

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  13. Trees have deep roots, so hope your friend is like a tree...strong and will get help soon. Beautiful pictures.

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  14. Your friend will be in my prayers.
    The Oak trees are beautiful.

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  15. Your friend will be in my prayers.
    The Oak trees are beautiful.

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  16. Um, since I have a hard time sometimes identifying past "tree", I think you did a fine job. And good thoughts going to your friend...

    Cat

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  17. Hi Inger, it is so sweet of you to dedicate this post to me! It has touched me deeply! I love trees too so that is quite a coincidence, I find them very theraputic and beautiful, and you have photographed these Oak trees well. I will set one as my desktop photo on my laptop :)
    I have read the comments on the post you shared and I will get round to looking at each blog when I'm less tired (Its's almost 1am here and I'm having some trouble getting to sleep) Also very well spotted about the hungarian name! My grandfather was hungarian and came to England during the second world war. The pronounciation often - well always - challenges the British!
    I thank you again Inger, You are a wonderful lady and I am glad to have found you in blogging land.

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  18. Beautiful photos and a touching post, Inger.

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  19. A lovely dedication, Inger, to a lovely young lady.

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  20. I agree with you that Hayley is very courageous. I have been learning more about ME from a blogging friend in Ireland. It is indeed a misunderstood disease at times, I fear. The oaks were a great representation of the strength it takes to persevere under such terrible physical distress. Very nice post, Inger. Debra

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  21. Gorgeous!! What a nice post, Inger. You are so special.

    Gracie for Samson: Thanks for the comment about my ears. I take a lot of pride in my ears... and that's why - when I hear Mom say the word ears, I run under the bed. She is not touching them. But you, Samson... You can lick my ears. xoxoxo

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  22. Magnificent beauties. I think we underestimate and take for granted the power of these trees. Without them, we would not be here.
    Great photos Inger and history of this Blue Oak.

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  23. Fantastic photos
    Makes one think all the talk about the congestion in CA isn't true. But cities are crowded and the country-side is .... well country-side

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  24. I have a special fondness for oak trees and have never come across a blue oak. God bless.

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  25. Vilka fina bilder. Vi har väldigt mycket ek här hemmavid. Det är vackra träd

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  26. Hi Inger - I love the look of these weathered trees .. oaks and more .. and those colours of blue and green are just wonderful to see.

    Hayley's illness is not an easy one to overcome .. but it's possible - I have a friend who has somehow mastered it .. but she's in SA and I know little more.

    You do give so much to others .. and I love coming here and reading your thoughtful words ..

    Big hugs on this Memorial Day .. Hilary

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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