“In the hills giant oaks
Fall upon their knees
You can touch parts 
You have no right to” 
― Kay Ryan

There is simply no other way to describe this intergrown cluster of four massive oak trees that grow along a trail I hike frequently. The cluster breaks evenly into four trunks that grow independently, all the same size. Trees must be eighty to a hundred years old, based on their size.

It is a thing to behold such a massive living thing. It stands in sharp contrast to its many smaller neighbours on this forest hillside, roots delving deep and holding it fast in winds, rain, and snowfalls. I can only imaging how far the roots actually spread, but I suspect they cover most of the slope.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@78mm

1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 400

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