Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome To Georgia

I live near Savannah, which is a *huge* tourist destination. But this isn't a touristy post. This is a take a walk with me post.

One thing I love about my home is that it's *always* green. Not that each tree is. Many of them die off in the winter, but the pines and the live oaks are green year round. I can get homesick for pines and oaks.

This is a magnolia in a wooded area. Lot's of wooded areas and forests to wander through.

Visitors love the spanish moss that hangs from everything. Eh-- I'm not wild about it. It's pretty, but it eventually grows all over the tree and the sunlight can't reach the leaves. Not so great for the tree. Crape Myrtles. They're pretty and smell nice. And I used to climb all over them. I'd hang upside down from them and
do back flips and somersaults out of them. My mom hated it! But they were only thing around that was small enough to climb.
Mimosa trees are pretty and grow in a nearby ditch.

Pill bugs or rolypolys. I used to play with these all the time. Sandlions, caterpillers . . .

inchworms, lizards, toads, frogs, snakes . . .

but not spiders. Well, I was playing with one when it bit me and then I stopped playing with them. Except for daddylonglegs.
And we have a fig tree. Yum!


  1. Lovely walk around your neighborhood! We have a magnolia and a fig too, I love both of them. No crape myrtle, though.

  2. Sarah, you live in such a beautiful place! Living in New York City, I am somewhat envious of all that nature and beauty.

  3. I just returned from a trip to Savannah and I absolutely fell in love and decided it is my dream to move there one day. I live in a BEAUTIFUL part of the world (East TN) but there is just an allure to Savannah that I've never felt from any other place in the world. Thanks for the post :)

  4. I love trees and green ... thanks for taking us on a walk around your neighborhood Sarah :0)

  5. you're making me miss georgia! and that never happens!

  6. Thanks for walking with me ya'll:) There's so much natural beauty in every place on earth. You just have to look alot harder for it when you live in the city. But city life has it's pluses.
    ragtree-- come on down!
    Amber- I love to travel, but I always miss home a bit:)

  7. Loved taking this walk! So GREEN. I miss my trees back east, but love the air in New Mexico.

  8. Wished I could see this all in reality - great photos!
    Greetings from Munich,

  9. Thank you for the little tour of your part of the world. I enjoyed the little armchair trip!

  10. what a great tour! having spent a lot of time in rural florida, a lot of those sights are pretty familiar. :)