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Navigating the Maze on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

…and this my friends is the “driftwood” on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island (GA). As you stand and look down the beach you see a solemn graveyard of old Southern live oak trees that gave up the “ghost” long ago to wind, surf and erosion. It’s an interesting maze to navigate as you make you… Continue reading Navigating the Maze on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Georgia, Horticulture, Neptune Park (St. Simons Island), Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, South, Southern Live Oaks, Southern Shade Trees, St Simons Island, St. Simons Island GA, Travel

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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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