Again to Beck’s majestic dwell oaks

February 10, 2023

Two days into no energy and no warmth, with shattered bushes making a harmful impediment course round our home, and all this coming simply two years after Snowpocalypse, I packed a bag, picked up Mother and her canine from her chilly, darkish residence, and headed to Houston to stick with household just a few days. What a great psychological well being resolution that was! Not solely from seeing household and having fun with the comforts of electrical energy, however visiting the majestic, 400-year-old dwell oaks at Becks Prime (the Augusta Dr. location) once more.

Ahhh, unbroken bushes in all their glory!

I first blogged about these unimaginable bushes final August. This time, in early February, I seen ferns colonizing the bushes’ snaking, horizontal limbs. I think about they’re cool-weather vegetation, displaying up in winter and going dormant in summer season.

The ferns add a inexperienced, hanging-garden impact to the magnificent bushes.

As we sat beneath them, having fun with our lunch, a decided little customer pulled up a seat subsequent to ours, and snagged a fry.

We couldn’t begrudge him. It was too lovely a day, and we have been embraced by these lovely bushes.

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