I wrote a short story for a class at college once and mentioned live oaks in it. My teacher crossed out live, not realizing that it's actually a type of oak–deep rooted trees that stay green year round. There are thousands of them down on the Gulf Coast. In some places, the live oaks are the only thing left standing in lots where there used to be majestic houses overlooking the sea.
And this is a gnarly old cypress tree that probably saw better days before Hurricane K. It's it awesome?