The Tree that Defies Gravity

When we were in the process of purchasing our home, the home inspector asked if we had noticed what he called “the tree that defies gravity.” Neither of us had.

Here are some photos of the tree that literally defies gravity. I think it’s an old growth Sitka Spruce, but I’m not 100% certain. Tree hugging Steve is in the photo to provide a sense of scale as the tree is gigantic!

Take a close look until you see it–where it defies gravity. The tree fills me with questions. How heavy is that branch? How is a tree this strong?! What made it grow like this? How can it hold that much weight?!

It’s huge. It’s heavy. It’s gorgeous, and it smells amazing. And indeed, it defies gravity!