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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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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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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