"American History", Darien GA, Georgia, Horticulture, Old South, Old Southern Oaks, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, South, Southern, Southerners, Spanish Moss, St Simons Island, St. Simons Island GA, Toomer's Corner

Grab a Tall Glass of Sweet Tea, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Could anything possibly scream old Deep, Deep South more than this picture? Clues? The old Southern live oak trees (quercus virginiana). And the Spanish Moss. Spanish moss isn’t really a moss, but a living, flowering plant. It’s an angiosperm from the bromeliad family. It tends to favor warm, humid conditions and that’s why it’s so… Continue reading Grab a Tall Glass of Sweet Tea, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Shake, Rattle and Roll By Beverly Hicks Burch Yes, Virginia it can happen here too…East of the Rockies and the Continental Divide. No, I’m not talking about snow or smog or urban crawl or Tex-Mex food or even finding a good can of green chilies to add to you favorite dish. I’m talking about earthquakes.… Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch

From the Outside Looking In by Beverly Hicks Burch There is a little observation point called “from the outside looking in”…a second hand look or an objective opinion if you will. Being on the receiving end of this opinion can be uncomfortable at times, or it can be uplifting and helpful. In the 1830’s, the… Continue reading From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch