1,200 Years of Perseverance

1,200 years ago an acorn pushed a pale tendril into the sunlight to begin its adventure. Today, the resulting ancient Live Oak Tree resides partly sumberged in 5-feet of water in Louisiana. A tree like this might live a couple of weeks in these conditions; Oak Trees drown rather quickly in floods. However, the Louisiana flood is different in that it’s filled with toxic waste and bacterial infestations. It could be the end for this great Oak and its kin, and that disheartens me greatly. It reminds me to think on the ones that can’t protect themselves in Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic wake.

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