Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring

Spring in Savannah

Spring in Savannah, Georgia

A blooming dogwood tree covered with Spanish moss in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery.  Spanish moss is a bromeliad and, in general, does not damage the trees on which it lives;  it does not put down roots. In this instance, however, the moss does seem to have overwhelmed the dogwood tree, which is blooming mostly on new growth. During dry periods when Spanish moss lacks water, it appears fragile and gray. When plant tissues expand after rain, the moss takes on a green hue. This cycle is repeated throughout the year.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring

2016 In Retropsect

2016 Was A Very Good Year

2016 took me to new cities and countries, to family gatherings and photography classes, to art exhibitions and dawn excursions, and to piazzas and Christmas markets. The gallery of photos features some of my favorites for my posts in 2016.

Posted to WPC: Retrospective and  Thursday’s Special: 2016 Retrospective  Thanks to Paula at Lost in Translation for her great challenges over the past year.

August Fountain: Artistic

Savannah Splash

Details from fountain, painted cast iron, Savannah, Georgia

Details from fountain, painted cast iron, Savannah, Georgia

Detail of a painted, cast iron fountain in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is known for its cast iron architectural elements.


August Fountain Series: Artistic

CFFC: Stairs, Steps and Ladders

Savannah Steps

Savannah Steps, Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Steps, Savannah, Georgia

Steps and cast iron railing outside a residential unit in Savannah, Georgia. Many entrances and buildings in Savannah have cast iron elements.

CFFC: Stairs, Steps and Ladders

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – Solitude

Homeless Headstones

Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia


Last week I spent a few days in Savannah, Georgia, a lovely town full of southern charm and history. Colonial Cemetery, established in 1750, became a city park in 1896. The cemetery was already closed to burials before the start of the US Civil War. But the war did leave its mark on the cemetery. Union troops used the cemetery grounds during the occupation of Savannah and many of the grave sites were disturbed and many of the headstones no longer marked graves. Headstones no longer identified with a specific grave were installed along one of the cemetery walls.

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – Solitude

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