So, right off the top just let me say this: if you’ve never seen a Live Oak tree draped in Spanish Moss…you’ve never really seen a tree. Simply put, they are eerily beautiful.
Spanish moss grows throughout Louisiana and the southeast United States. Contrary to common belief, it does not harm trees and generally does not need to be removed. It provides cover for insects and small animals and today is used mostly for mulch and craft materials.
One of the constants of every swamp we’ve visited are the Live Oak trees covered in this moss. Interestingly enough, “Spanish” moss actually has nothing to do with Spain. It was actually named by French explorers. A generally accepted theory is that it was so named after the long, hanging, and unkempt look of the Spanish explorers beards.
All of these wonderful landscapes have created the need for a wider angle lens. So if anyone is feeling generous, we’d love to have a 50mm or 105mm lens for our Nikon D7200…hint hint…lol. Probably on our list of “needs” will be one of these lenses. The large curved oak in the picture above was simply amazing to see in person, but our current widest lens was unable to do it the justice it deserves. We’ll be back another day to capture it completely.
Again, I hope you enjoy these photos. Remember they can be purchased and you’d own the digital version to print how you would like, or if you’re not sure where to print them or how, just let me know and we can guide you or simply get the print for you. Anything from small paper prints, all the way to a large canvas prints, like the one we just purchased for our own home: a beautiful Pileated Woodpecker on a mossy covered Live Oak.
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