We’re heading off [virtually] to the countryside in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Where the cork trees turn the flowing plains of Alentejo into an enchanting place of sun and shadows, it is here where the most extensive cork forests in the world are found. The sturdy old Oak tree with its gnarly tangled branches and thick truck are harvested of bark, usually during the late summer, which was when we were wandering around country roads admiring those sometimes lone oak trees.
There ends the first post about a specific tree during July’s Square Challenge. To view more information about Becky’s July Challenge then head to Becky’s blog The Life of B or check out her latest post – A view with a tree with links to many more images from bloggers around the world.