New on 500px : The Space Between by glenn1112 by glenn1112

This is a landscape view of the same trees I posted earlier. I like them that much. These wonderful trees are living in a state park, Washington Crossing, in Pennsylvania. This is the last image in my fall series. via Tumblr

New on 500px : Southern Live Oak by DavidSmith30 by DavidSmith30

This beautiful Southern Live Oak image was captured in Charleston, South Carolina. via Tumblr

New on 500px : The Fort Gate…… by deshpandegauravd by deshpandegauravd

Sinhgad Fort… via Tumblr

New on 500px : Washingtons Crossing PA by glenn1112 by glenn1112

This wonderful tree is living at Washington’s Crossing in Pennsylvania. It is one of two state parks that comprise the historic site where General George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day, 1776 and marched into Trenton, New Jersey to successfully battle Hessian outposts. I caught peak color that day. via Tumblr

New on 500px : The Fairchild Oak by JoeyCulver1 by JoeyCulver1

The Fairchild Oak, a southern live oak tree (Quercus virginiana), stands about 68 feet in height. Its limbs stretch outward about 300 feet. This tree is somewhere between 300 and 500 years old. Some of these limbs actually grow down into the soil and then remerge elsewhere.
In the elevated limbs, a number of airplants grow upon the Fairchild Oak’s sprawling limb system. One such plant is Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides. Spanish moss is not, in fact, a moss. It’s a rootless air plant that dangles from limbs and branches. Another common plant, also seen below, is resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides, a small evergreen that is also commonly found growing upon the live oak’s branches.

The live oak tree was instrumental in the early days of European settlement as its wood was ideal for hull construction of naval vehicles, specifically with hull planking. The curved nature of the live oak’s enormous, thick, and hard branches lent themselves well to the curved hulls of these ships. It wasn’t until the 20th century, when iron and steel became the dominant hull standard, that the live oak found reprieve.

This particular tree, the Fairchild Oak, survived the live oak industry of yesteryear. It also survived innumerable hurricanes, wildfires, and local battles and was likely growing when the United States Continental Congress published the Declaration of Independence far to its north. Today, it is protected in Bulow Creek State Park and stands as a reminder of Florida’s live oak longevity. via Tumblr


New on 500px : Сolorful life by BoneJina by BoneJina

Favorite walk. Walk through the fabulous autumn via Tumblr

New on 500px : Ancient Roman Road by AndreasJones by AndreasJones

Autumn on the old Chichester to London Roman road. via Tumblr
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New on 500px : Mo Hin Khao by Santiphoto by Santiphoto

Mo Hin Khao with Milky Way

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