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When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A couple of years ago I spent some time with Tall & Handsome in a condo on St. Simons Island, GA. The space behind the condo was like a little mini jungle…absolutely thick with palmetto palms, vines, pines and undergrowth. One afternoon I decided to step out back and snap a few pictures. I was… Continue reading When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, 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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Last Chance, Lasting Memories and Treants, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Tall & Handsome and I spent our last evening on the Island trying to make a few memories that would last us for a while. We had one of the best meals we had since I’ve been here. We ate at Barbara Jean’s. She’s Brunswick/St. Simons Island’s answer to Paula Deen and let me tell… Continue reading Last Chance, Lasting Memories and Treants, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Picture of the Day – It’s a Jungle Out There

I wake up and see this out T & H’s back windows and lanai every morning. Of course this is a temporary place…but, it’s kinda neat to see… The little silver dots you see on the picture? Well, those my friends are little droplets of liquid sunshine that have been falling ever since I arrived… Continue reading Picture of the Day – It’s a Jungle Out There

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Marco…Polo…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Tall & Handsome is on a new adventure. The picture below will give you a little hint… Can you guess where he is? Think “coast”, “southeast”, “Golden Isles”, “Lighthouse”… Give up? This past Sunday he went out to St .Simons Island with our friends David and Joanna. I sent T & H off with 45… Continue reading Marco…Polo…, by Beverly Hicks Burch