Friday, March 28, 2008

Oak Summit in Boone

Oak Summit~~~~ there must have been a time???
When this entire ridge was covered in oaks to the summit.
Now, highways surround, cars pass, people notice the sign that says Oak Summit with no notion of the Oaks or any sense of any summit at all.
These heritage oaks have a story. Why have they been saved? When was their nature to be natural and not surrounded by development? Where can they grow and be respected?
May they always reach upward! May they always reach outward! Hopefully in so doing might these heritage oaks grab us and lift us beyond our mundane comings and goings. And remind us of their grandeur, longevity, and heritage.

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