In 1994 I planted a stick of a tree in my front yard. It is called a 'live oak', and I told everybody that I planted it to shade my car. Some people thought that was funny.
Here is that tree today complete with Spanish Moss dripping from it's branches.
What I find so interesting is the other plant life that it has attracted,
including something called ball moss.
The tree also supports an orchid plant, and a staghorn fern that has attached itself to the bark.
High up in the crown of the tree are the purple flowers of a bougainvillea
that has climbed it's way up.