Oaks Alive

 Live Oak Lane

We recently returned from a winter getaway trip to one of our favorite Locations, the south, stopping through Savannah, Beaufort SC, and Charleston SC. It was nice to finally get a good week of sunshine and warmth and be able to shoot some new images after this long dreadful winter in Ohio.

This is the Live Oak Lane at the Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah, although this looks like a fall shot with all the leaves that have dropped, we learned this is common in the spring. The Southern Live Oaks drop their leaves for new growth until about April. We were told that the leaves were a bit late dropping this year due to the bad winter they had in the South (they say it was bad but they have no idea). The Southern Live Oak Live oak was widely used in early American shipbuilding. Because of the trees’ short height and low-hanging branches, lumber from live oak was specifically used to make curved structural members of the hull. In such cuts of lumber, the line of the grain would fall perpendicularly to lines of stress, creating structures of exceptional strength.

Many more shots to go through from this trip, the South is such a photogenic area.

Thanks for stopping!

Happy Tuesday, Don’t be fooled!



This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Excellent perspective and processing superb as usual!

  2. I so love these wonderful trees and how the light brings out their beauty even more. Terrific composition and capture Mike.

  3. Oh my this is suc a gorgeous image Mike. I really have to get myself down to Georgia & SC one of these days.

  4. Love this scene, Mike! It looks so cozy and peaceful. Nice composition, man.

  5. Just love pictures of tree-lined and tree-overhanging (is that a word?) roads like this. Sounds like a timely trip. I think winter might be over, but I’m not counting on it until maybe June this year.

  6. Very well done. The trees remind me of the Washington state Olympic Rain Forest.

  7. this is just beautiful my friend!

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