12 years later, like my father, I too left the South, destined for California to attend school -- but unlike him, I went to Southern California, and I never moved away again. I go back and visit the South on occasion, and I do truly love it, and part of my heart will always belong to it - but my life and the rest of my heart is and always will be here in California.
When I think of the South, I think of these things - and through the photos of Mr. Greenjeans, I thought I'd share some memories of my childhood -- the beauty and the grace of Southern Charm.
Artifacts of Life
The country roads were and are beautiful living Art.
One of the distinct smells of my Southern memories...
Come on and sit a spell...
The epitome of Autumn
It isn't a Southern summer without it
From age 6 to 18 I had horses - some of my very best memories...
this photo is from deeper South than where I lived - we had no Spanish Moss - but I saw it when we'd visit St. Simons Island, and as long as you didn't touch it, it was beautiful. I found that out the hard way as a kid, and grabbed handfuls of it from the trees, and got a bad infestation of chiggers on my hands and arms!
Sweet tea and stories
There is a certain grace and beauty found nowhere else.
I miss that.
...that and the storytelling...
I'll have to go back and visit.
Happy Valentines Day.
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All Photos taken by Mr. Greenjeans