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November 12, 2016

white_oak_tree_leaf_by_al_lau

White Oak hardwood trees grow throughout the central and east part of North America, ranging from Texas up to Maine, also reaching up to Canada. They are described as white oak due to their bark being white-ish, in comparison to their oak cousins. Its acorn nuts provide an important food source for deer, squirrels, blue jays and turkey. A distinct identifier of the white oak is its leaf shape which has seven to nine rounded lobes.

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These are photos I took while hiking and camping in Lake Tahoe.  They can be used as wallpapers for the computer desktop, or textures for graphic design.  1600 x 1200 pixels.

sketch: lake tahoe

June 18, 2009

While camping in Lake Tahoe, I did a couple of sketches – one from the top most viewpoint of the Emerald Bay campground and one of a pine tree next to my tent site.

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These are photos I took while hiking at a nature preserve in NJ. They can be used as wallpapers for the computer desktop, or textures for graphic design. The resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels. They are free. Enjoy.

The Long Path trail, in Fort Lee, NJ, is reminiscent of Frodo’s trek to Mordor in Lord of the Rings… except without the fiery skies. It begins at 4000 feet high on the cliffs of the Palisades, and then descends to the river.  Option 2: drive to the bottom where there is a boat landing parking area and climb up the trail.  Option 3: hike both ways for a great workout on the gluteus maximus!  A wonderful view of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge is the reward.

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