Usually I do not post photos from the present but, when I saw the theme for this week’s Sepia Saturday was a Georgia live oak and I had just returned from a trip to Jekell Island, GA with photos of Georgia live oaks with Spanish Moss dripping off of them it was too good to pass up.
To finish up, here is a postcard from my collection. We actually visited this 1,500+ year old oak in 1975 but did not get a photograph! Hard to believe. Click this link to learn all you ever wanted to know about the Angel Oak. For other posts of trees of all types click SepiaSaturday.
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Best trees ever! I remember the first time I ever came across one (we were even camping!) thankfully someone told me not to collect the moss to take home ….but I was totally amazed by the lovely and mysterious grand look of those trees! Your daughter is very lovely too…I know this is Sepia and older stuff…but so hapy you posted these photos! ..and those mighty trees can out live all of us many times over!
Live oaks are just fascinating to me. Love all the twists and turns of the limbs on that last one. Thanks for sharing!
Enjoyed this post and the photos so much! I love South Carolina and the trees and the moss, AHHH, great memories you gave me this morning.
Live oaks are new to me. I love the shapes. I was curious about why they are called "live"–found out it is because they remain green in winter.
These are beautiful photos. I think that I saw one similar to the last in New Orleans? I love oak trees, but ours in Oregon grow up straight and tall … not spread out and low to the ground.
I'm glad postcardy cleared up the question of why they are live oaks. I haven't heard the name before either. They are the most amazing shapes!
Lovely photos Kristin. Those live oaks are wonderfully twisted. How often have I found myself saying, since becoming a blogger, that I wished I’d takena better photo, or even that I wished I’d had my camera that day. Now I take one everywhere and actively snap away!
@Oregon, live oaks grow all over the south on the coast. They are in New Orleans too.
Hi Kristin, I love those old oaks down south. When I was in New Orleans visited several plantations just full of those oaks with moss on them. Right next to the levees. Great post. You and your daughter are both beautiful.
We don't have live oaks in England. Oay trees have provided wood for many famous buildings an until the 19th century was used for ship building. Who said, 'Mighty oaks from little acorns grow?'
Oaks grow like weeds around here and people are always pulling them out. They go through the awkward bushy faze when they aren't particularly enticing, but once grown their canopy is heaven. I have one out back. I once had two.
That angel tree is amazing!
Nice photos. They reminded me of the wonderful descriptive prose used by James Lee Burke in his Dave Robicheaux novels about New Iberia.
i love this post. beautiful mother and daughter, the atlantic, gracious porches and ancient trees. yes.
A perfect compliment to this week's theme. I know the GA and SC coast well and actually planted a seedling from the Angel Oak in my yard in Savannah. After some of the past hurricanes uprooted many live oak trees, their lumber was used in building several replicas of historic early ships,
these look exotic to me and i would love to walk by these, admiring their limbs and canopy. i wonder how old, like the one in the postcard, these trees are… how fast do they grow to achieve such a wide span?
Ticklebear, here is a link to a site where they talk about dating trees. http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldtrips/mississippi/liveoak_ages/live_oak_ages.htm
If the trees in Savannah are 150 years old, these must be close to that age too, just going by experiences.
Great photos! The Sea Looks a tad cold?
No, it was very, very warm. We just hadn't put on our bathing suits and had to drive 5 hours after we left so we didn't get all the way in.
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