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New photos here March 11, here March 21, here May 1, here May 8 and here May 19, 2017 (captions in red)
   
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Oaks in the California Coast Range Lichen on dead oak near San Luis Reservoir Near San Miguel, Coast Range
Coast range Lichen on dead oak Near San Miguel
  
Near Highway 58 in Kern County Interior live oak acorns, fall 2000, Mariposa Valley Oak at Roseville
Near Highway 58 in Kern County

Interior live oak acorns, fall 2000, Mariposa

Valley Oak at Roseville
  
Valley oak in Cathey's Valley Oaks along Highway 41, north of Fresno Valley Oak, Ben Hur Road, Mariposa County
Valley Oak in Cathey's Valley

Oaks along Highway 41, north of Fresno

Valley Oak, Ben Hur Road, Mariposa County

  
Valley Oak near Parkfield CA Valley Oak in hay field near Parkfield Black oak, Triangle Road, Mariposa County
Valley Oak near Parkfield CA Valley Oak in hay field near Parkfield

Black oak, Triangle Road, Mariposa County

   
New growth on black oak tree, Mariposa County, spring 2005 Oak by Cholame Creek north of Parkfield
New growth on black oak tree, Mariposa County, spring 2005 Oak at Amador County Fairgrounds Oak by Cholame Creek north of Parkfield, CA
   
Blue oaks on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road Oak on the ridge between Mariposa & Stockton Creeks Grove of young live oak in Sequoia National Forest

Blue oaks on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road

Oak on the ridge between Mariposa & Stockton Creeks Grove of young live oak in Sequoia National Forest
  
Oak woodland near Hensley Reservoir, Madera County
Giant Canyon Live Oak on former family property, Carlton Road, Mariposa County Oak woodland near Hensley Reservoir, Madera County
  
Ancient oak near Pt. Reyes visitor center Blue oak surrounded by poison oak

Oak at sunset, Hensley Reservoir, Madera County

Ancient oak near Pt. Reyes visitor center

Blue oak surrounded by poison oak

Oak at sunset, Hensley Reservoir, Madera County
  
Valley Oaks at Golden Rule RV Park near Willits Dead oaks at Hensley Reservoir Branches of huge blue oak

Valley Oaks at Golden Rule RV Park near Willits

Dead oaks at Hensley Reservoir Branches of huge blue oak
  
Trail blaze mark on blue oak Gnarly blue oak Burls on blue oak, San Joaquin Gorge, Fresno County CA
Trail blaze mark on blue oak Gnarly blue oak near Millerton Lake, Fresno County CA Burls on blue oak, San Joaquin Gorge, Fresno County CA
  
Black oak above Oakhurst CA Dead blue oak near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA Hillside blue oak above Millerton Lake, Fresno County CA
Black oak above Oakhurst CA Dead blue oak near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA Hillside blue oak above Millerton Lake, Fresno County
  
Blue oak at Hensley Lake Snow on leafless oak tree    Spring foliage on oak at San Joaquin Gorge
Blue oak at Hensley Lake Snow on leafless oak tree

Spring foliage on oak at San Joaquin Gorge

  
Huge burl on blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge A cow poses by the big burl Roots are exposed as this oak clings to a rocky cliff

Huge burl on blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge

A cow poses by the big burl

Roots are exposed as this oak clings to a rocky cliff

  
Large canyon live oak by Lewis Creek trail, Madera County CA Another canyon live oak Blue oaks by the San Joaquin River Trail
Large canyon live oak by Lewis Creek trail, Madera County CA Another canyon live oak Blue oaks by the San Joaquin River Trail
   
Another blue oak silhouette Blue oak stands guard next tot he trail The crotch of this blue oak next to my camp provides a perfect germination basin
Another blue oak silhouette Blue oak stands guard next to the trail Blue oak at Hensley Lake plays host to new plant life
  
A collection of oak apples A closer view Oak apples on the tree, Clovis Old Town Trail
A collection of oak apples in the hollow of a blue oak A closer view

Oak apples on the tree, Clovis Old Town Trail

   
Sunset at Hensley, The leaning oak Sunlight through new blue oak trees
Sunset at Hensley Lake,
February 5, 2013

Leaning oak on Maxon Road, Fresno County

Sunlight through blue oak trees
   
Black Oak in early spring A very young black oak An ancient blue oak
Black Oak in early spring A very young black oak An ancient blue oak
    
Canyon live oak by Sky Ranch Road, Madera County CA Black oaks in Sequoia National Park Black oak leaves
Canyon live oak by Sky Ranch Road, Madera County CA Black oaks in Sequoia National Park Black oak leaves
  
Blue oaks have turned to gold Triumph over the elements The "top" of this tree is lower than the base

Blue oaks near Lake Millerton have turned to gold

Triumph over the elements

The "top" of this tree is lower than the base

   
...and pretty much ignores barbed wire Ancient dead blue oak makes an arch over the South Bay Trail at Lake Millertong Oaks in a beautiful green drainage near the start of the trail

Over the years, this blue oak has surrounded wire that was nailed to it

Dead blue oak makes an arch over the South Bay Trail at Lake Millerton Oaks in a beautiful green drainage near the start of the trail
  
Dying mistletoe in blue oak tree Close-up of new blue oak leaves and acorn The setting sun turns this valley oak in Parkfield golden
Dying mistletoe in blue oak tree

Close-up of new blue oak leaves and acorn

The setting sun turns this valley oak in Parkfield golden
  
Massive oak stands guard next to bridge north of Parkfield This blue oak above Lake Millerton has seen better days Valley Oak in Roseville CA
Massive oak stands guard next to bridge north of Parkfield This blue oak above Lake Millerton has seen better days Valley Oak in Roseville CA
   
A massive oak tree in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park This blue oak at Hensley Lake suffered a massive break New leaves on blue oak near Pine Flat Lake

A massive oak tree in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

This blue oak at Hensley Lake suffered a bad break

New leaves on blue oak near Pine Flat Lake

  
Blue oak near Lake Millerton is flanked by unidentified flowers Gambel's Oak at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Blue Oak along California Highway 168

Blue oak near Lake Millerton is flanked by Phacelia

Gambel's Oak at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Blue Oak along California Highway 168
  
Five-trunk blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge What's left of a once proud blue oak   Another blue oak that's seen better days

Five-trunk blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge

What's left of a once proud blue oak

Another blue oak that's seen better days

    
Massive black oak on the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Huge valley oaks add interest to the hay fields near Parkfield Huge black oaks along the Boole Tree Trail in Sequoia National Monument
Massive black oak on the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Huge valley oaks add interest to the hay fields near Parkfield Huge black oaks along the Boole Tree Trail in Sequoia National Monument
  
A big limb from a blue oak Where it fell from Golden leaves of a black oak
A big limb from a blue oak Where it fell from Golden leaves of a black oak
   
Blue oak silhouette at Hensley Reservoir A dramatic sky above Hensley accents this leafless tree Setting sun turns this blue oak to gold
Blue oak silhouette at Hensley Reservoir A dramatic sky above Hensley accents this leafless tree Setting sun turns this blue oak to gold
      
A fallen blue oak branch near Lake Millerton A blue oak with twisted branches at the San Joaquin Gorge Sunlit black oak leaves in Nelder Grove
A fallen blue oak branch near Lake Millerton A blue oak with twisted branches at the San Joaquin Gorge Sunlit black oak leaves in Nelder Grove
    
This delightful blue oak stands beside Trimmer Springs Road Leafless blue oaks and sycamores beside Hughes Creek Ancient dead blue oak, surrounded by living specimens
This delightful blue oak stands beside Trimmer Springs Road Leafless blue oaks and sycamores beside Hughes Creek Ancient dead blue oak, surrounded by living specimens
   
Blue oak and fence along Millerton Road Blue oak and pond by Highway 168 Blue oak with a mysterious hole
Blue oak and fence along Millerton Road Blue oak and pond by Highway 168 Blue oak with a mysterious hole
     
The root knew which way to go for food and water Acorn and gall on a liveoak tree This leafless blue oak gives the impression of veins or tentacles
The root of this live oak knew which way to go for food and water Acorn and gall on a live oak tree This leafless blue oak gives the impression of veins or tentacles
   
Oak trees in the mist The shape of this blue oak near Pine Flat caught my eye A closer look
Oak trees in the mist

The shape of this blue oak near Pine Flat caught my eye

A closer look
   
This blue oak displays an unusual growth pattern A hiker passes under a big valley oak in Henry Coe State Park Colorful trunk of a dead oak

This blue oak displays an unusual growth pattern

A hiker passes under a big valley oak in Henry Coe State Park

Colorful trunk of a dead oak
      
Every year brings sights like this Sun shining through new leaves on an oak tree at Henry Coe State Park Blue oak trunks contrast with the brilliant green of spring grass
Every year brings sights like this Sun shining through new leaves on an oak tree at Henry Coe State Park Blue oak trunks contrast with the brilliant green of spring grass
 
Blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge sports four slender trunks A delightful blue oak near Pine Flat, attired in bright green for spring  New leaves on a live oak
Blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge sports four slender trunks A delightful blue oak, attired in bright green for spring New leaves on a live oak
  
Called the Bird, the Dinosaur or the Dragon, this ancient blue oak snag stands watch over Highway 41 north of Fresno Live oak catkins (blossoms) Black oak, red with catkins
 
The bulge-bottom blue oak on the Finegold Trail A thick grove of valley oaks Oaks provide plenty of shade for this quiet trail
 
   

This venerable live oak stands along the San Joaquin River Trail above Lake Millerton

   
       

 

All photos copyright 2002-2017 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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