Although I loved the ocean and the marshes, I was most fascinated by the Southern Live Oak trees while in South Carolina on my painting trip. I love the twists and turns of the branches, and the tree's invitation to sit and picnic or rest. The Spanish moss hanging from the branches gives a somewhat eerie feeling. Although there are no leaves on my tree, this tree has leaves year round, as those that fall off are replenished. I am sure this will not be the last of my Live Oak tree paintings.