9.13.2011

Live Oaks and Spanish Moss at Wormsloe Plantation (Savannah, GA)

For our 5th anniversary, Lucas and I went to Savannah, GA.  Savannah is such a beautiful city with so much history.  We took the trolley tour, and I'm very glad we did.  It gave us an overview of the whole city.  On the tour, they told us that those trees that I love so much are called Live Oaks and its Spanish Moss dangling off of them.



Interesting facts:
They are called Live Oaks because they maintain some of their green leaves year around. They don't lose all their leaves in the winter like other oaks.
Spanish Moss is not at all in the moss family. It's some sort of air born plant in the pineapple family!

I really wanted to get good pictures of the trees and moss, but there were too many cars, street lights, signs, etc in the city to get a really good pic.  After asking around, we were told to visit the Wormsloe Plantation. It is about 10 miles away from Savannah on the Isle of Hope. So that's where these were taken!


They call this "Oak Avenue." It was built in the 1890's.

The plantation is bordered on one side by Jones Marsh, which is part of the intracoastal waterway.

If you look closely, you can see a bumps stuck to sticks and grass.  These are snails.  There are also crabs in there!




























I like how just changing the perspective of the same place (above) makes 2 totally different subjects.  One photo is about the trees, one is more about the road.  These are HDR images by the way, which gives them a more painted look.


There will be many more photos of Savannah to come!  Just too many to fit in one blog.  As always, you can find these photos on my website, simply by clicking on the image. Thanks!

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