I have an affection for trees
During the Summer of 1973, two friends — Larry and Jaime — and I took a trip to the western United States, that being everything in the lower 48 and west of the Mississippi. At the time, I was scheduled to start college in August, but I had no clue what I wanted to do. I was thinking organic chemistry, but the university I wanted to go to, Texas A&M University, didn’t have an organic chemistry program. One had to take a general chemistry curriculum and then specialize in organic chemistry during the junior and senior years.
When we got to Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and California, I was pretty sure I wanted to go into forestry. The douglas firs, sequoias, and redwoods were some of the most beautiful things I had ever seen.
Although I earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Texas A&M University, all it has ever done has hang on my wall. It does look beautiful, though. Nonetheless, I still love trees, which is kind of funny because I’ve always lived in areas where big, huge, monster, gigantic trees are few and far between. We have big eucalyptus trees here, but the very nature of eucalyptus is that when it gets tall, it gets rather bare.
Recently I was out at the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve:
There is an old growth stand of California oaks, and they make extremely good picture subjects, like these:
Posted on September 18, 2012, in Flora, Mother & Father Nature, Out & About, Photos and tagged blue sky ecological preserve pictures, rural san diego pictures, san diego pictures, tree pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.