Monday, December 7, 2015

Majestic Oaks at the North County Transit Center

Paso Robles literally means Pass of the Oaks, and it's obvious to even the most casual observer who walks our city streets that the name is appropriate. Although we enjoy a variety of other street trees, it's the oak trees that usually tower above them. Some of the tallest are downtown, and the ones you see in this photo are found in the parking lot of what locals call the train station. Please click to see an enlargement of this photo.

Oak Trees at North County Transport Center, © B. Radisavljevic
Oak Trees at North County Transit Center, © B. Radisavljevic

As some of the oak trees are losing their leaves, the Bradford Ornamental Pear trees are showing theirs off before dropping them. I don't know whether they outnumber the oaks or not, but they are the showiest trees in town. In spring their blossoms turn the city white, and during late fall and winter they turn it red. These are growing beside the Amtrak waiting room.

Bradford Pear Trees at North County Transport Center, © B. Radisavljevic
Bradford Pear Trees at North County Transport Center

Here are some of the Zazzle designs I've created featuring photos of the Bradford Ornamental  Pear leaves in autumn and the oak trees I see around town. The Rickshaw Messenger bag is large enough to hold everything important to carry with you. Its design is that of oak bark in a neutral color. The throw pillow features oak leaves with a colorful oak gall still on the tree. Click through to see product sizes and details. Most of these designs appear on many other products as well.

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