Sunday, August 24, 2008

Georgia Is Still On My Mind

I had such a great time in Georgia last weekend, that it's not out of my system yet. I also haven't done it justice by doing a detailed post, so I just wanted to share a couple of pictures that will give you another little glimpse of the beauty we enjoyed on our visit.

Legend has it, we were told, that there is a guy that goes around when no one is looking and carves trees. Apparently there are five carved trees on St. Simons Island in rather remote locations. The easiest one for us to find was right across from the Dairy Queen not far from the center of town. Isn't this amazing??

We thought these were just amazing. We heard that this was the most unique carving in that it was raised. It would be interesting on another trip there to find the other carvings. Look how intricate this is. I thought it was great!

Another view that I just loved was all of the spanish moss hanging off the trees. This may be a common site to many, but not to me. When I first moved to Florida, you would see this all the time. I haven't seen moss hanging like this in years. I just loved the way it looked. I don't think the pictures do it as much justice as being there, but I suppose we could make plans to meet there one day so we could see it together, but this will have to do for now.

I used to craft a lot of things with spanish moss. It gets messy, but I enjoyed it so much and I guess seeing it hanging from the trees like that just gave me lots of happy memories.

When we got to St. Simons Island on Friday, this was the view we had of the water.

It was amazing to see the beach the next day.

We toured the lighthouse museum. I loved the way the rooms looked. We weren't supposed to take pictures, but we didn't notice that sign until we only had one room left and couldn't leave that room out. What a simple life back then. All the things we have now in comparison!!

It is so wonderful to be able to take a relatively short drive and have such a wonderful time seeing so many different things. Hope you enjoyed this little tour. We sure did and were pleased to be able to share it with you!! Oh, and here is a picture of Rachel in action - taking pictures - one of her favorite things to do - it's a toss up between taking pictures and shopping for clothes!!
Happy rest of the weekend one and all!!


Kay said...

This looks like a lot of fun. We always enjoy seeing homes preserved to show how people lived long ago. You can't help but imagine how they lived, how they may have felt and dreamed. Lovely. I enjoyed seeing those photos of the Spanish moss also. Actually, it's sort of eerie looking to me. I don't know why. Thanks for taking us along on your trip!

Tracy said...

Thanks for sharing all this Joyce, and taking us along--lovely photos too! I'm intrigued by the man who mysteriously goes round and carves trees...He's a great artist! Thanks so much for stopping by to see m yesterday, and for your lovely comment. Do come by again :o) ((HUGS))

Connie said...

Yeah, but it looks like a place where snakes would jump out at ya!! Gorgeous, lush, green and beautiful, my sweet mom chickee......

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joyce!
Your adventure must have been so wonderful! I'm glad you had a good time. LOVE the face carved into the tree, how cool is that?
Unfortunately I've been having some problems with severe pains in my legs and am now going for a special test this week and to an endocrinologist next week to see if it's thyroid related. Please send up a prayer for me that the drs will find out what the problem is. I would appreciate it sooo much!! You are such a sweetie to ask about it. I think I better do a post to update our friends!
Hugs, Sherry

storyteller said...

I did enjoy your photo tour (the tree carving was MOST unique)… and think you and my sister must have a lot in common. I'm glad you had a lovely time and thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


Hi Joyce,
I first saw spanish moss in Florida a few years ago and loved seeing your photos...The carving was awesome...makes me wonder, why that person does it at night..
Have a Happy Monday.
Warmly, Deb

Karen said...

I love these photos Joyce, they are so nice. I never knew Georgia was a place for "Legends" I guess I always think of the civil war times for Georgia. It looks like you and Rachael had a wonderful Trip..