During Hurricane Ike in 2008, lots of old trees in Galveston were inundated with salt water or were uprooted and died. Artists have taken the dead trees and carved them into fabulous art.
Here's a physical map you can take with you if you decide to take the tour. Or here's a Google map of the tour.
Here are some of my favorite spots:
You might not really notice them if you weren't looking for them. It's nice to stop and take a closer look.
Pretty soon, you start recognizing them when you see them.
Some are quite startling.
Some were festooned with the trimmings of the upcoming holiday.
And some were embellished with paint.
I was surprised at how elaborate some of them are.
A dog chasing a squirrel up a tree...
...while a lazy cat looks on.
A close up of the dog.
Some familiar figures....
This seemed to be the favorite of our group.
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