In the first two photos, there are two baby oak trees. I've known they were there for a couple of years, but I have been wondering if they'd make it through this drought, even though I run sprinklers often. The brown edges on the lower leaves are the result of running sprinklers - water with chlorine in it - that's my conclusion anyway! Rain water doesn't have this effect. But the little trees look healthy, and that's a joy to me.
And in the next two photos are four more baby oaks! REAL babies - they just started growing this spring!
What amazes me most is that these are oaks growing at the bases of elm trees - and they are different from any other oak trees in either my front or back yard! The work of birds?