what does one see? oak leaves on snow - i walked 6 miles for this - not to get the image - i just stumbled across it. oak trees - fabulous. about 600 species exist on earth. and they support hundreds of different creatures and give us much too. next year i will be planting thousands of these. more of that later. now as their bare branches and twigs scratch the sky we have time to notice what was high above is now below our feet.