Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just arrived on the Island


This is where we started our walking tour of Cumberland. (no that is not us in the picture) If you've never seen Spanish moss before it's the gray stuff you see hanging on the trees.

20 comments:

Andrea said...

Interesting....I would have thought an island would be of beaches .....oh yeah I need to remember the old show Gilligan's Island. Can you tell I have never been to an island? :(

Ackworth Born said...

Not the Cumberland I'm familiar with with its lakes but mine also has forests so not disimilar - guess you too get quite a bit of rain.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've seen Spanish Moss only in picturs like this before, I am goingto google it after and read about it.
What a nice place to spend time.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sorry for the double post, but came across this about the Moss.

Charleston, South Carolina, has told the story of a Cuban who came to the area with his Spanish fiancée in the 1700s to start a plantation near the city. Among other features mentioned for the bride-to-be was her beautiful, flowing raven hair. As the couple was walking through the forest to reach the location of their future plantation, they were attacked and killed by an army of the Cherokee tribe, who were not happy to have these strangers on their land. As a final warning to stay away from the Cherokee nation, they cut off the long, dark hair of the bride-to-be and threw it up into an oak tree. As they came back day after day, week after week, they noticed that the hair had shriveled and turned grey and had also spread throughout the tree. Wherever the Cherokees went, the moss followed them and would eventually chase them out of their homeland of South Carolina. To this day, if one will stand under a live oak tree, one will hear the moaning of the woman and will see the moss jump from tree to tree.

I like folklore like this.. I hope you don't mind this comment.

Sister--Three said...

Spanish moss has a mysterious look and sound to it. Can't wait to see more of the Island.

Clara....in TN said...

I love Spanish Moss. My daughter used to live in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it was all over the place.

UP said...

I always wanted to visit Georgia to see the Spanish Moss. However, I doubt that I will be able to do that now. So once again thanks for taking me along with you.

Neva said...

I saw a barn you might likehere. ANd that moss stuff is just plain creepy!

RUTH said...

Love the look of the Spanish moss. I thought it was some kind of weeping willow! I'd love to wander down this pathway :o)

imac said...

Love the shot. Love the shadow casting. Look forward to seeing more of the island.

happyone said...

Great picture and another path I would love to take my walk down!

Mike said...

That looks bit tropical with all that moss. Nice.

smilnsigh said...

How sweet of Neva to send you on over, to my blogs. :-)

But I must be honest... That is not my barn, in this entry. It's a barn, at the old farm, where we purchase our fresh picked apples.

You can see more pictures from this farm, too. {In another of my 4 blogs}

But the Apple Pies were made by me!!! The best thing I make, according to my family. :-)

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

Oh that Spanish Moss is so lovely!

Mari-Nanci

PEA said...

I've never seen hanging moss on trees around here...looking at your picture I find it so fascinating! xox

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Beautiful... I love looking at pictures of paths leading off into the distance...

BTW - I just posted about YOU... take a look and see :)

Betty said...

Dot,
Hope you and Tina didn't get any redbugs (Chiggers) from the moss. Drinking a small amount of pickle juice will prevent them.....it really works....when our children were young we camped and always did this...Betty

Lynette said...

It's great to get to go on this trip with y'all, Dot. I'm always looking forward to your photos, no matter the subject.

Love your comment at my blog!

Ash said...

Whats a lovely place!

Nancy said...

We saw Spanish moss when we were in South Carolina a few years ago.This picture reminds me of scenes of the old South in a movie.Wonder if many movies are shot on Cumberland Island?

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