White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Angel Oak Tree, Johns Island, South Carolina, USA


Reportedly the oldest living thing East of the Mississippi River in the United States, the Angel Oak Tree, is a short drive from Charleston. And it is FREE to visit!

You can get a feel for the scale of the tree with Amy and Ian standing next to it.  Well, okay, so they're squatting not standing - it's still a mighty big tree.

Humans can build tall buildings, bridges, and other spectacular structures but, we can't build something alive that will last 1500+ years like this tree. Powerfully impressive - and equally as dramatic as the long lived Giant Sequoia trees in California -  you could almost feel Treebeard's spirit when standing close to the tree.



1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a treat! That is one amazing tree, Joe. Thanks for sharing.

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