You can't not drive by this tree on your way around the Harbor.
It’s at the very sharp curve just beyond Tugboat Inn opposite what is called “Pagoda Point.” It’s a hardwood that sits on the water side of Commercial Street. It’s a significant presence there along that stretch.
Many things catch my photo eye, like old buildings, weathered wood, pilings, wharfs, fog and people, but I love trees — especially old sprawling ones with branches that go all over.
Crows like to sit in this kind of tree. They like old trees, too, big ones with long dead branches to rub their beaks on and dig their toenails into. It’s easier to see all around when there's lots of space between the limbs.
You can see beyond the tree this time of year, out to the harbor and along the shore. Not many big trees live along the water's edge anymore. The waterfront has gotten busy and many of the real old big trees have packed it in. Nice that this tree has survived, but it doesn't have much room and I’d guess storms give it a pretty good workout.
I hope it can last a while more, for me and the crows.