Some trees are naturally beautiful. Some are big, some are lush, some are old.
And sometimes, you get a lot of qualities rolled into one.
Angel Oak, Charleston, SC
This angel oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina, is so old and heavy it needs help keeping itself up.
If you look closely, there are posts, beams and wires holding its limbs in place.
Sometimes an aristocrat well-advanced in years may, regardless of his nobility and royal lineage, require a cane.
Who can bear to see such majesty fall?
There’s a similar tree in Wilmington, NC. I’ll have to see if I can dig up some photos of that one, too!