Here is another one from my archives taken in July of 2005. This is one of my favourite trees, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia on the property of the historic Cavalier Hotel. The tree sits on top of a hill several hundred yards from the ocean where it has a wonderful view of everything. Like a king of its domain the tree surveys its myriad subjects below including the Atlantic Ocean. This regal life comes at a price. Each and every day and night sea breezes batter and wound this tree. When a particularly strong Atlantic storm arrives the tree is often seriously broken. The tree has learned to grow in the only direction it can, down wind. Always remember what does not kill you only makes you stronger… and more beautiful.