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Monday, May 16, 2011

Oak Trees with Spanish Moss!

I have been smitten by a lot of things in my life.
Birds, love, nature, waterfalls, mountains, music....
gigantic oak trees with Spanish moss.

Today, I am posting many photos of them for you.

In person, they are magical.
The least breeze sends the moss swaying.

Placed next to a historical plantation arch?
Undescribably beautiful:

Wondrous at every angle:

Did you know it is against the law in Savannah
to cut down these old oak trees??
I say: thank goodness they GET IT!:

This one was actually at a road stop in Florida:

This one is at the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. (I will be doing many blogposts of this place next).
I can't think of a more beautiful place to have one's body spend eternity:

Vines AND Spanish moss? It doesn't get much better than THAT:

When you stand under one of these magnificent treasures and look up, it is amazing:

And a street-lined fantasy like this makes you think of old Victorian novels:
(I wondered how many people (like me, standing in the middle of the road taking photos and loving it) get hit by cars every year).

They say the moss is full of bugs.
I don't care....I just want to stare at it:

A. Lot.

I loved the fact that there was the oak tree with moss and the palms right below it:

Can you tell this is one of my favorite places in the whole world?

Wait.  Maybe not.
Maybe it's THIS one:

I so loved how the puddles reflected the heavenly scene before me:

In Savannah, these tree-lined streets are everywhere.
I'd be dangerous driving there on an every day basis...I wouldn't be watching
the traffic!:

So, I hope I met my goal today:
To show you what Heaven will look like when you get there.


Haideé Iglesias said...

La belleza tan exuberante y exquisita de estos líquenes anuncian la pureza del aire. Si dije bien, aquello que denominas "musgo español" es un liquen.
Gracias por compartir tanta belleza.
Un cordial saludo. Compartiendo en el mundo en armonía...

The exuberant and exquisite beauty of these lichens announce the purity of the air. If I said well, what we call "Spanish moss is a lichen.
Thanks for sharing such beauty.
Regards. Sharing in the world in harmony ...

Emma Springfield said...

These are gorgeous trees. I sort of lost the Spanish moss while looking at the trees. I so love a tree with character.

Brian Miller said...

when we lived in FL we lived down a lane that was canopied by spanish was so are your pictures...

Anonymous said...

I love these big old trees and the moss. Until you've seen it in person, you can't really describe it, but your photos did an excellent job of telling the tale.

before-after said...


MadSnapper said...

i am smiling at your what heaven will look like. i lived my whole life under these trees and never really paid attention to them at all. looking at them from your view is amazing. i love the shooting up shots and the reflection is amazing. i like seeing my hometown through your eyes, makes me see it in a different way. can't wait for the cemetery shots, that is where my parents are buried, and aunts and cousins.

DJan said...

I always enjoy your enthusiasm about your passions, Joan. I share them! I also took pictures of the hanging moss when I visited Florida. But they are NOTHING like these!

I'm still going through my pictures looking for things that start with "A" -- working on it.

L. D. said...

It is so beautiful to see the moss. I remember seeing the moss while in Houston, Texas and it seemed so strange to see at first coming from Iowa. You captured some wonderful shots.

Bossy Betty said...

WoW!!! These are seriously beautiful!

S-V-H said...

Yes, Savannah is beautiful - and so are your Spanish Moss photos, Joan! I love those trees too!

Far Side of Fifty said...

beautiful old Live Oaks with the moss..I love it when they make a canopy over the roads:)

Paz said...

fantastic series of pictures, some fantastic shots

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful pictures of the Live Oaks filled with Spanish moss, Joan... I always love seeing them when we get down to that area...

One of my really good friends has relatives buried in the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. Her mother was born and raised in Savannah ---so all of that side of her family is buried there. We visited their gravesites one time.


Hilary said...

Oh how I'd love to walk right there.. and thanks to your beautiful photos.. I just have. Thank you for that.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Each one of these is spectacular.I love the swaying Spanish Moss.So gorgeous.

Aries said...

It is absolutely beautiful, words not enough to describe. How I wish I was there.

Grandmother Mary said...

Gorgeous! Heaven?- yes!

Dave said...

Fantastic photos. I wonder if the moss harms the trees? - Dave

Debbie Lo said...

I don't think I've ever stood beneath an old oak with Spanish moss hanging from it, but the next time I'm down south, I'm going to do it! What a neat angle to take a picture from.

I love lane-lined oak trees as well. When my family & I visited Boone Hall Plantation north of Charleston, SC some years back, I was enthralled by the grand majesty and neatness of the lane-lined oak trees on (aptly-named) Oak Drive. Just gorgeous!

Misty DawnS said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! You have a wonderful blog and are very talented!

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