I have been fascinated by this tree for months now. This isn't the greatest photo - I couldn't hop over and around all the cars in the parking lot on this side of the fence to get a good angle, nor could I eliminate any of the overly-busy background. But, that tree seems to speak volumes. It's not dead! I imagine that, in one of the many tornadoes around here, one came through and sheared the top of this tree over. The bottom half of it may look dead, but the top half of it is laying on the ground and is now almost fully leafy. That it could survive like this is worth a photo in tribute to its tenacity!