Live Oaks Along the River

On the San Bernard river, in Texas, the live oaks are ladened with Spanish moss that sways with the light air from the Gulf of Mexico. Seagulls move a few miles inland to find food, and the river lazily makes its way out to the big water. In the late afternoon, the sun highlights spindly branches that can resemble our own lives-grow one way, then make an abrupt change to go in another direction. The moss flows and gives another dimension of movement to these trees as we are used to something more static and rigid.