On the very end of Ocracoke Island, NC, is a lighthouse. I have often wondered, just how many people has this tree seen over the years. The initial draw for this photo was the tree itself, but on second look, there is a lot going on in the house behind it. Notice the hammock and child swing on the porch, a young family or grand parents? The tree has arms outstretched, is this for privacy or protection? Both?