Hurricane Irma left her mark on South Florida. Five months ago her 90 to 150 mile per hour winds destroyed tens of thousands of trees but here are some interesting survivors in Fort Myers and Naples. (Roll over each photo for the caption.)
This Hong Kong Orchid tree is now just a bush.
This was a Black Olive tree, now a Chia pet.
Like a drunk leaning on a lamppost, this silver buttonwood is hanging on.
Two crutches support this Live Oak.
Four Black Olives in a row took a dirt nap. Half of the roots feed the now-horizontal head.
Lying in it’s own shade.
This Black Olive’s sprouts are as thick as the hair on a dog’s back. No longer a tree, how about a pillar topiary?
This Black Olive lost its terminal leader. Now a fine sling shot.
Hong Kong Orchid hat rack.
This Black Olive lost its head, grew a new one and looks like it’s going to take over the world.