Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wormsloe Park in Savannah, Georgia Photos!!
On our drive back home to Michigan from Florida in March,
we went to visit my cousin who lives in Savannah.
Savannah is one of those cities that you can spend days and days
sightseeing and never see all you want to see.
It is gorgeous.
Last time we went, we did the downtown areas, including the old historic sections.
The architecture is gorgeous and the streets, lined with gigantic oak trees
dripping with Spanish Moss are so picturesque.
This visit, we only had a day and a half to go take photographs.
It rained part of the time we were there, so when it stopped,
we decided to visit some places more in the tropical woods
at parks, and at a famous cemetery (more about that in future posts).
We were so glad we did.
Because when you are from the north country, just seeing the fauna and plant life
of the tropics and south is quite interesting.
And there is so much history surrounding Savannah.
One of the most fascinating places to visit is Wormsloe Park.
It is a 1736 Colonial Estate near downtown Savannah.
It was orignally spelled "Wormslow".
It is so beautiful.
So today, I am posting PART ONE of our tour and hikes through this magnificent place.
One of the bridges by the river as you hike through the woods:
The 1913 historic arch. This was built to commemorate the owner's son's coming of age:
The paths are lined with those wondrous large oak trees with Spanish moss:
And Tarzan-type large vines....can you hear him calling for Jane?:
They were setting up historic re-enactments when we got there, but we couldn't stay to see them all.
We did talk to a man who had a booth set up selling furs:
I found a moss heart on one of the trees. I thought of a certain Blogger who takes pictures of hearts in the forest (you know who you are!):
And this tree branch that also formed a heart.
(Look close, a Cardinal is in the middle, in the background!):
All kinds of palms and tropical plants were growing on the Pine forest floor, along with some old twisted wood driftwood...I was fascinated by the difference in this forest and our Michigan forests!:
Ooooo! Beloved Spanish moss!:
Stay tuned..there will be Part Two next
of this wonderful place
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