"Merry Oak" of Smithfield Plantation

I recently had the privilege of capturing "Merry Oak" at Smithfield Plantation for an upcoming project of theirs. The name of this several hundred year old oak tree stems from its roots as a "merriment tree," where slaves would congregate after a long day.

 "Merry Oak" as seen facing west.

"Merry Oak" as seen facing west.

 Another view of "Merry Oak" facing west from a lower perspective.

Another view of "Merry Oak" facing west from a lower perspective.