I’m slowly broadening my Tree Hunt to other areas, with Amelia Island and Charleston at the top of my list.  While visiting family in the Dina last weekend, Dad took me out on the bike to see Kingsley Plantation.

The house sits right on the water and is surrounded by weathered cedars and towering palms.

The tabby slave quarters are still standing and cotton still grows on the property.

…and just off the beaten path…

…a perfectly imperfect Live Oak, complete with sprawling branches draped with Spanish Moss and highlighted with Resurrection Fern.  My photo doesn’t do it fair justice, but I sure hope the drawing will.

Thanks for an awesome adventure Dad!

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2010

No pumpkin carving contest this year.  Sad.

chicago in october

The trade off:   a fabulous trip to Chicago during the most beautiful time of year, fall.  I have a new species of tree I’ve been hunting, and they grow like mad there.  Any guesses?