At this time of year there are no wildflowers but there still is much beauty to be found. A cold weather walk in the woods reminds me of a visit to an art gallery. There is something lovely everywhere you look but it is not as easy to spot.
Oaks dominate Crothers Woods. Red Oaks are medium-sized trees which can grow up to 25 metres in height and 150 years in age.
White Oak can grow to 35 metres in height and live to be several hundred years old.
Bur Oaks feature corky ridges on the twigs.
Crothers Woods views:
Behold, the morning-glory’s sky-blue cup
Is mine wherewith to drink the nectar up
That morning spills of silver dew,
And song upon the winds that woo
And sigh their vows
Among the boughs! – Alexander Posey (1873–1908)