As is typical on barrier islands, the sea and the weather take their toll in fallen trees and erosion. This nearly post-apocalyptic looking beach is on the ocean side of Jekyll Island, Georgia. That these two trees remained rooted in the sandy soil is remarkable as their supine brothers litter the shore all around them. Further in from the ocean, similar trees survive and bend away from the persistent wind coming from the sea. If I return here in another decade, even those may have endured a similar fate.