Thursday, April 7, 2011

Under the Boardwalk... or NOT

Emerson Point Preserve is known for its trees, trees that have been there for hundreds of years. On top of the Indian Mound, are the most beautiful.
Come with me, take a deeeeppp breath, you might need it.
Hope you have your hiking boots on

Here we go, up, up and up
Breathe

Breathe

Keep breathing
there, I told you it was worth it, there are about 20 of these trees and they are full of Resurrection fern. At the top of the mound we look up at the trees and down on the trees and have a 360 degree view of Old and beautiful trees, acres of them. the boardwalk is built around the  trees and has many spots to sit and stare.
Note: Bring Bug Spray

Resurrection fern, dies and gets dead and ugly if there is no rain for 2 days, but after the rain, this is what it does. Above was a piece that had fallen to the ground. it is a 5000 dollar fine to remove Anything from the park, and that includes this tempting little morsel.

18 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Those old trees are absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful walk this would be. This area looks so familiar to me, I wonder if I have been there? It would have been a looooong time ago.

diane b said...

That looks a great walk and what an interesting fern. Thanks for all your nice comments.

Regina said...

What a fabulous place..I can understand why it has that name!! How lovely..I know I'd enjoy a walk through this gorgeous place. We have these growing here too, but it's the ferns that attaches itself to the trees right? What kind of trees are they? Anyway..this is unique and I love your series of trees and all the lush green today-

Snapper II said...

You are so right, it is beautiful. You are so lucky to be within minutes of so many beautiful parks.
This one looks so peaceful and cool.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

I just feel better now!
What a beautiful place. I'd love to be there with you.
B xx

Mac n' Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for taking us along.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow these trees are so beautiful with moss. I noticed as I ran by them!
kim

Remington said...

What cool trees! BTW -- do you use homemade bug repellent? Beth has this thing about chemicals....here is what she uses....1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and one cup of water. Put in a spray bottle. You need to make new each time or two....Works great! And no chemicals!

DawnTreader said...

Thanks for the walk(s)! I've just been catching up with the last few posts, both forest and seaside, but too lazy to come up with comments for each of them. Looks nice to have that boardwalk among the old trees and be able to see a bit of nature that I guess would otherwise not be so easy for everyone to access.

George said...

I'm glad we made it to the top. I really like that big old tree. Resurrection ferns are fascinating.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I must be in better shape than I thought.I'm not the least bit tired from that walk.lol The beauty is astounding.Love all the scenes.

Tipper said...

Loved the walk!!

Ann said...

that looks like a fabulous park. I imagine that it must have been quite a work out doing all that walking. I think I would have loved it.

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful walk and trees - is this near your home - do you walk it every day? Those old trees are awesome.

sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----I got my exercise for the day, Sandra... Could you hear me panting --while hiking up-up-up???????? I even had my hiking boots on and my walking sticks!!!!! Got any water???? ha ha ...

I love Live Oak trees and Resurrection fern... Gorgeous!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Really beautiful, it all looks like Rhett and Scarlett will be walking there any minute, hand in hand. I love the spanish moss, too.

Carole said...

Beautiful scenery. Would love to take a walk on that boardwalk.

LC said...

Hey, I had a great walk and didn't even need any bug spray. Think I am going to try the recipe for bug spray in Remington's comment.