The massive Silver Oak
Adopts a temporary canopy
Of silver white clouds
To cover its nakedness
At the end of winter, gardens around the neighbourhood are a-buzz with chain saws, as trees are pruned. Every 5 years or so mine get a ‘Short back and sides’. Though they all look incredibly bald and even dead now, the 1st of September was the first day of Spring here in Cape Town.
In no time at all this tree will burst back into life with full force. Spring!