Blake, former student of mine contacted me about a very unusual tree he’d seen near his property on the Bayou Teche and asked if I wanted to photograph it. Of course, I was very curious about the tree and went over to see for myself. I was amazed by this majestic old live oak whose root system is exposed after years of soil erosion, to the point that Blake who is six feet tall could easily stand under the tree with plenty of headroom to spare. When I entitled this photo, Under the Old Oak Tree, the words are quite literal as a tall man can actually stand UNDER the tree’s roots. Wow! Thanks to Blake for sharing this treasure with me!
You might want to see another version of this venerable old tree here: