An oak alive (but not a live oak) and a juniper dead
When I was at the Doeskin Ranch nature preserve in Burnet County on November 26th I photographed this young tree, apparently a Texas red oak, Quercus buckleyi. Though still a sapling, its leaves knew to turn red at this time of year. What a contrast with the dead and bare branches of the fallen Ashe juniper, Juniperus ashei, touching it.
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman