Finally had the opportunity to start sketching  Ford Plantation Live Oaks!  I could spend a lifetime drawing inspiration from this incredible property.

Ford Plantation Live Oak Tree Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Gateway Oak (or so I’ve named it)

Prints available in Natural, Moss Green, and Icy Blue

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I could probably draw a hundred of their oaks, but I’m sure a series of 3 or 4 is a good start…

Ford Plantation Club House

According to Mr. Waters, a Spanish Conquistador is buried in this tree…

Curvy Live Oak Ford Plantation

He also suggested a hurricane from 1896 may have blown it over, along with another tree in the opposite direction.

Huricane Live Oak Ford Plantation

Gives me flashbacks (Halloween’s on the brain) to The Tree of the Dead from Sleepy Hollow.

The following I’ll refer to as Triplet Oak, three trunks all seemingly from the same root system.  Oddities I’ve only found here.

Triplet Live Oak Ford Plantation

Gateway Oak Ford Plantation

I can’t wait to start sketching!  Special thanks to Mr. Waters for a moment of his time, Kerri and Erika for getting me through the gates, and Tom at the front gate for mapping out his favorites.  Enchanting.