Seagulls are typically known as ‘scavengers of the beach’ and can be quite a nuisance at take-out restaurants and food trucks that are close to the water. The seagulls that I love are the ones close to home where there are no lunches to steal. Sometimes people like to feed them and they can create quite a scene as they dive for food.
This Lebanese pine is growing in the middle of the city in Tours, France. It sits on the grounds of the Musée des Beaux Arts. It is so large that some of the lower branches have to be held up with upright logs that have been secured to the ground.