Several readers chastised me for not taking photos of the outdoor art exhibit several months ago. There is now a spontaneous art show located on the beach, just north of the lifeguard beach. Sometime around Christmas a dead tree washed up on the beach. It is now standing upright. I guess someone "planted" it. For weeks I've noticed that it is becoming more decorated with each passing day.
The last time I checked it was festooned with seashells, seaweed, pine cones, plastic cards, mirrors, Christmas ornaments, a flip flop, one glove, red & green fabric, and pieces of driftwood. There's no telling how long it will last. Eventually, of course, it will succumb to the bureaucracy of the National Park Service (to their credit they've let it stand so far), or the incoming tide. But in the meanwhile it's become a curiosity and a way to celebrate our quirky creativity.
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If you're walking by the beach tree, stop and add something fun!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news113009.htm.