Once upon a time back in 2009, Chesapeake Bay Woman's son and daughter were young enough that they didn't mind following their mother on her crazy photographic adventures, and they were as mesmerized as she by the beach called Aaron's.
At that exact same time, there was a tree that lived (even though it was dead--CBW is infamous for playing with and ignoring the rules of reality) on a perfect point of pristine sand very near a patch of old pilings.
Over the years the tree became a symbol of strength.
No matter how strong the storm winds blew,
no matter how much the sand around it shifted,
Then one day, with no warning whatsoever,
the pilings still stood.
But the tree had finally fallen.
for more photos of this much-loved tree that finally succumbed and surrendered.