“Comparison is the death knell to sibling harmony.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel
This must the oldest sister on our property. She stands firm and tall, protecting, sometimes overbearing. She and her sister sibling are close, both in size and proximity. Their tops can be seen above the houses and other trees, nearly a quarter mile away.
The Cedar Waxwings love to be in their branches as their canopies shade the neighboring hackberry tree where they frequently dine this time of year.
The red-tinged leaves make the yellows of our yard ‘pop.’
Together, the Red Oak Sisters keep regular watch on the younger oaks and pecans on the creek side. They cling to their leaves well after the others have lost theirs, losing them after the days become the shortest.
Soon, the ladies will be naked like the others, waiting until spring .. forever together.