Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lover's Oak



This live oak (located in downtown Brunswick,Georgia) is said to be at least 900 years old. According to legend, this was a meeting place for Native America Lovers. The tree trunk is 13 feet in diameter! For you who don't know...the gray stuff is spanish moss.

26 comments:

Leora said...

Wow, what an oak. I feel like I'm watching Gone with the Wind (wasn't one of the mansions called Twelve Oaks?).

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, that tree is amazing!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love Spanish Moss in the trees in Georgia and Florida! So eerie, beautiful, unique and, and, and...love it. The red stop sign is so perfect! I really like this photo!

judi said...

Wonderful! Old is nice when you are a tree. :)

Malyss said...

What a wonderful tree, and what a lovely story!
And this is really a "southern " view of the USA..

tina said...

It is simply so big and spectacular that words can never do it justice. All the things it must have lived thru!

P.S. I remember your wheel when you posted on it and was quite happy to find one too.

Gaston Studio said...

I've seen that particular live oak and heard that myth. It's spectacular!

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh wow!!!

Don't you just LOVE those Live Oaks!! We have a lot of them here in Ocala too! We even have some big ones on our place! I have always liked the Spanish Moss hanging on them!!


Junie

imac said...

I bet that tree could tell some tales.

~Sheila~ said...

That is a huge tree. The Spanish moss adds an air of romance doesn't it.The legend about it's being place for lover's to meet is
romantic too.

AVCr8teur said...

What a huge & historic tree! It if can talk, I'm sure it has some stories to tell. Thanks for identifying the type of tree. I can't tell one from the other.

Vagabonde said...

This is such a beautiful tree – just think about all the history it has witnessed! Moss is very romantic and it fits this tree so well.

Craver Vii said...

Spanish Moss is beautiful, and the tree itself is awe-inspiring. I am happy to learn that Spanish Moss is not always fatal.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh that is one beautiful tree, i love how the moss hangs on there, sort of spooky i bet at night... Makes for a good scary movie.
Thanks for stopping in i hope to be back in full swing.

Becky and Gary said...

The most amazing tree I've ever seen. What a beauty. Does some one care for it, and make sure no vandals destroy it?
Love the moss too. Way too cold up here for that.
B.

Carletta said...

I always thought trees with all that moss were romantic. :)
What a great old beauty!

Dianne said...

that tree is magnificent!!!

Dick said...

Wow, wonderful, 900 years, if that tree could talk we would hear the most amazing stories.

mommanator said...

what a beauty! Spanish moss is ev erywhere here

Rose said...

What an amazing tree! I would love to see it in person.

Cindy said...

Beautiful old tree. Looks great with the spanish moss.

Have a great weekend Dot.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That tree is HUGE! I would love to see that.

imac said...

really like that tree.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Susan Skitt said...

Wow what a sight! How cool is that? I love stories that go with places too. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

What a wonderful old tree.

Astrid Witte said...

Beautiful! It could come out of a horrormovie!

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