The old master

This wonderful oak tree – called “Den gamle mester” (The old master) has been protected since 1914. I wonder how many times it has felt winter turn into spring. And what stories it could tell, had it been able to speak.
I thought it looked particularly great when we passed it on our way home after a splendid National day celebration.

Old and dignified (photo: Jan Nergård)
Old and dignified (photo: Jan Nergård)


Author: Jan's bulletin board

I live in a part of the world called Norway with my wife and two daughters. I worked as a telecom engineer for 20 years. Nowadays I am attending a helpdesk supporting colleagues with computer problems. I am also a hobby photographer who believe we ought to pay more attention to how we treat our planet and each other. I trust the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and I am disappointed that leading politicians in my own and other countries more or less have been ignoring warnings from the scientists for 20 years.

6 thoughts on “The old master”

    1. It sure is! I love trees, and this one is very special. It probably got its name from the Norwegian poet Jørgen Moe in a poem that he wrote around 1854. It was an old tree then, and it is still here for me to see and touch. I am so grateful to the people who managed to get it protected back in 1914!


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