a tree grows in

gainesville has an amazing landscape of trees.  it is one of the first things i noticed in this city.  yes, there are palm trees. but what caught my eye most was the canopy of oak trees dripping with spanish moss.  they are exceptional.  almost majestic.  the spanish moss look like white beards on the giant oaks, adding character and wisdom. absolutely beautiful and a good reason why they have nicknamed this place, "tree city".