07 January 2015

Tucked away in a tree

Oak Tree, Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, S.C.
See the little opening in the giant oak tree? Take a guess. What do you think it is? It is pretty unique and created by man. I'll come back and post the answer if no one knows or remembers.

Edit to add the answer: The former owner loved the property and tree so much that when he passed away in 2002 he had himself cremated and the remains put in a box that was tucked inside the tree. I imagine the bark will gradually cover up the entire thing and he will be secure inside the tree itself.