Friday, April 1, 2016

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn #AtoZchallenge

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn
Acorns on the Ground, © B. Radisavljevic
The City Daily Photo Bloggers Theme for April 1 this year is The Beauty of Simplicity. I believe a simple acorn fits this theme beautifully. It also is appropriate for a new challenge I have accepted, The A-Z Challenge, that runs through April. My theme will be things I see or experience  here in North San Luis Obispo County, California. I'm so far #1491 on the sign-up list.

In the photo  to the left, we see detached acorns,  on the ground, fallen from the tree. Most have lost their caps. Below is a photo of a single  acorn, still living on its tree. This photo was taken in October, 2011. I took it while out for a photo  walk one day. 


Theme Day: A Simple Acorn

Acorns almost never grow alone. In the photo below you see some that are growing together. Even if you look closely at the photo above you will notice the acorn is not alone. There is another one hiding behind it.

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn
Acorns on Oak Tree, © B. Radisavljevic


Often acorns grow in close together, like these below.

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn
Acorns on Oak Tree, © B. Radisavljevic


Did you notice that all the acorns still on their oak trees still  have their caps intact? Most will lose these after they fall to the ground.

Acorns may look simple, but they have a lot of power packed inside. The acorns in the photo below fell from the oak tree that lives across the street from me in Paso Robles.

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn
Acorns under an Oak Tree, © B. Radisavljevic

We've all heard that mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Below is the oak tree these fell from. We can assume this majestic oak grew from a small acorn just like these. In fact, I have little oak trees sprouting in my  yard from these acorns that I sometimes don't see until they are a few feet tall because they sprout under other trees and shrubs.

Theme Day: A Simple Acorn
 Oak Tree in Paso Robles Neighborhood, © B. Radisavljevic

If you look on the hills in the background, you will see many more oaks. Paso Robles has so many oak trees it was named after them. Paso Robles means Pass of the Oaks. One of the most famous landmarks in Paso Robles is what we've nicknamed the Acorn Building because its clock tower is shaped like an acorn. You can see it pictured below on these Zazzle products. Click here to see more Zazzle products it appears on.



See what other bloggers from cities all over the world have chosen as their photos on the Beauty of Simplicity theme.