Cary NC: Magnificent Oak Trees along Kildaire Farm Road

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty Arts NC Broker License #235526

Situated along Kildaire Farm Road near the Heart of Cary, NC, thousands of people drive by these magnificent oak trees daily, and I think many folks never see them.  They are twisted and contorted, and show the scars of generations of weather and storms.

 

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They have been bothering me since the first of the year, when we moved our Keller Williams Realty offices into the Shannon Oaks office building.  I have been wanting to shoot photos of their gnarly branches against the Carolina Blue sky before they leaf out this spring.  Today I grabbed my camera and took advantage of the opportunity to collect a few million pixels.
65 degrees and blue sky.  How can you beat that?

Some of these senior citizens have trunks that are 6 feet thick, and their boughs may span as much as 120 feet wide.  And the greenery in the tops of a couple of them?  Mistletoe.

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Take a look at the Flickr Slide Show photos of these magnificent old oak trees:

 

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William Johnson
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Hi Mike, It is a good thing you  got them photographed today as Mother nature is at work getting ready to send out the " Time to Bud" notice and they will be lush with foliage in no time. 

Feb 16, 2011 12:50 PM #1
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Richard Strahm
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Please do a follow up post when the tree is in full leaf.  And another when it is in it's autumnal glory!

Feb 16, 2011 12:57 PM #2
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Richard Weisser
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Mike...

I have often admired the naked trees in the winder, and you are right ... it won't be long before the buds appear.

Feb 16, 2011 01:15 PM #3
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Melissa McKinney
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Mike~ This tree certainly looks like it might have a story to tell....Love the photo!

Feb 16, 2011 01:45 PM #4
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Mike Jaquish
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William,

I was frustrated somewhat while enjoying the nice day, but was thinking about what a photographer of your talent would be getting from these trees.  I will need to go back when I have a little more time and work on composition.  There is so much going on there with texture and light and shadow.  It worked well to be there about 4:00 today with the sun a little lower and the light a little warmer.

Richard S,

That is the plan.  It is right outside the office door, so I will have a fair shot at it.

Richard W,

Had the same thoughts as I mentioned to William, wondering what someone with an eye like yours would have recorded.

Melissa,

Thanks!

Feb 16, 2011 01:50 PM #5
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Mike  This is the time of the year to see them in the "raw"  Cary certainly has some very lovely oaks

Feb 17, 2011 10:31 AM #6
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Hi, Karen,

They will look pretty with fresh green popping out in a few weeks, too.

Feb 17, 2011 03:05 PM #7
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Eleanor Thorne
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They are one of our greatest treasures in Cary.  I thought about them when I read about that terrible person in who killed 130 year old trees in Auburn!

Feb 18, 2011 02:32 AM #8
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Eleanor,

Any idea how old these giants are?

Feb 18, 2011 07:17 AM #9
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Bill Laundon
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Great shots Mike. I imagine the buds and pollen will be coming in the next few weeks, but that is a small price to pay for such wonderful scenery. The trees in Wake County really are some of our greatest treasures.

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