Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

havardii

I'm reading tonight about Quercus Havardii--the Havard oak. It grows to about 4 feet tall, and it occurs in sand dunes in west Texas. You can look across the horizon and see these little oak trees, not realizing that you're not looking at isolated bushes in sand, but instead at a huge forest stretching across a sandy horizon.

Havard oak roots stabilize the sand. They survive where other things do not survive. I worry, sometimes, that folks get too concerned with being a giant sequoia--when it's entirely noble to be a havard oak, thriving in sand.
Subscribe

  • 2.5 and looking forward

    Saturday I scored 2.5/5 in an open on-line blitz chess tournament, though my play probably deserved a 1.0 out of 5. My on-line blitz rating prior to…

  • Play fast

    I played too many bullet chess games last night. I walked in Schell Park in Plano after work. Rain fell last night. I overslept today, which rarely…

  • No Warbler, No Cry

    I am on my annual Fall Migration walking pattern--many walks, few warblers. Saturday night we got together with our friends Greg and Melissa, who…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments