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I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There it was before her - life. Life: she thought but she did not finish her thought. She took a look at life, for she had a clear sense of it there, something real, something private…” ~ To the Lighthouse, Virginia Wolfe ~ Some of you may recognize this spot. Yes, it was taken at… Continue reading I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and the Lighthouse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the foreground is what passes as driftwood on Jekyll island (GA) on appropriately enough Driftwood Beach. The driftwood here is actually the remains of ancient Southern live oaks that have given up the ghost to years of surf, wind and erosion. The leftover remnants of those ancient trees lay on the beach like giant… Continue reading Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and the Lighthouse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Quintessential Southern Shade Tree, by Beverly Hicks Burch

To me, this is the quintessential Southern shade tree. It’s a really old Southern live oak tree growing down at the waterfront in Neptune Park on St. Simons Island (GA). It was from similar trees hundreds of years ago Colonial ancestors harvested wood to build the USS Constitution. The ship was nicknamed Old Ironsides because… Continue reading The Quintessential Southern Shade Tree, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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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Picture of the Day – Camouflaged, by Beverly Hicks Burch

  Can you see the little camouflaged fellow hanging on for dear life? He’s in the lower center of the photograph. I was very surprised to see him when I was reviewing the pictures I took this morning…I didn’t see him when I was out there and if I had I probably would have run… Continue reading Picture of the Day – Camouflaged, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Travelogue, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Travelogue By Beverly Hicks Burch Friday I spent seven and a half hour driving in a Jeep by myself to see my Tall & Handsome. After almost seven years of marriage we’re still kind of like newlyweds and anytime apart is sorely felt. I spent a lot of time reflecting on our history yesterday…replaying some… Continue reading Travelogue, by Beverly Hicks Burch