Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Oaks at Field's Edge

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...

Oak trees along a bean field

The big oak trees here between the soybean field and the cornfield may have been planted long ago to mark a property line. It's common in Kentucky to see natural landmarks mentioned in old property descriptions, such as "...200 feet to a metal stake, thence 557 feet to a white oak tree..."

This photo was taken in Todd County, a few miles west of Elkton, KY, and about 15 miles from our home. In some areas, this narrow blacktop road has cornfields on both sides of it. Though it's a public road, I felt like I was actually driving through the middle of the field. The tall corn on both sides made the road feel almost like a tunnel.

1 comment:

KennethF said...

Hey gene:

Very nice photo... I would like to tape measure that trunk circumferance. As opposed to counting the rings, though a core sample wouldn't hurt that much? I'm guessing 100 years or close to it?
On another note, your 2nd flag posting was great, Thanks!

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