A stork, one of the tallest birds in North America, on a tree branch. The bird looks almost tiny.
This tree is an ancient Live Oak, a slow growing southern tree. The Spanish Moss in this scene must be over 7 feet (2 meters) long.
The Live Oaks here in Magnolia Cemetery surround a large pond, probably once a retaining pond. The land was originally the Magnolia Umbra Plantation with a main house built in the late 1700’s. The Live Oaks were here from the plantations days.
The size of these trees always amaze me. The other day I walked around them and was lucky enough to find plenty of the locals up in the branches and wading in the ponds.
Best viewed large.