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Live Oak Tree in Snow 2076

Austin doesn’t often get snow, but that’s what happened on February 23, 2010, and I went out to take what pictures I could before the snow melted. Here you see a live oak tree, Quercus fusiformis, as it looked on that afternoon.

Those of you in cold climates probably won’t find anything unusual in this photograph, but one thing that might differentiate this tree from any snow-covered oaks you’re used to is that this one has lots of leaves on it. If you look carefully, you might well see some of them.

The photograph may seem to be in black and white, but I took the picture normally and didn’t reduce or eliminate any color after the fact.


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© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM

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