I like this tree a lot and have photographed it before…including later in the day (the 27th and night of the eclipse which I did not witness) as the full moon rose. I am not too keen on those shots unless I decide to do a composite…we’ll see.
Trees, and plants in general, have it pretty rough along the coast. Winds, salt air and difficult winters take their toll. If the elements can move those boulders around then this tree must have experienced just a bit of stress. Not much left of it now but character.