Where is the sun?? Going to the beach for vacation you expect to have sun darn near every day. But while on vacation in Kill Devil Hills my vacation week was anything but sunny. Quite to the contrary it was rainy or had the treat of rain any minute almost every day.
In the mornings I would take a stroll on the beach with my father and his 2 dogs, Bojangles & Ebony. Saturday (last day of the trip) was the first day that we were able to get a pretty good view of the morning rise.
Finally the sun rise.
I was also able to catch some crabs cleaning the sand out of their tunnels.
I found Mr. Keebler and the Keebler Elves home! While walking around the beautiful grounds of Longwood Gardens, I spotted this large old tree. It was a big old tree that had to be more than a 100 years old. It was HUGE. I could not fit the whole tree in a picture.
At the base of the tree you could see the large roots going into the ground and you just know that the root system has to be at least 30 feet or more out. Remember that a trees root system is twice the distance of the branches that extend out. As I examined the roots, I noticed an indentation in the base of the tree. It was a doorway.
My imagination began to run wild as if I was about 8 years old again. It popped into my head about Mr. Keebler. The elf that lives and works in a tree. Could this be his home and workshop?
Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place. It was once the private estate of Pierre S. du Pont. According to the records of the Garden he purchased the property to save trees that were scheduled to be cut down and used for lumber (is this one of the trees that he saved?)
This is just one of the beautiful wonders in my back yard. I will be posting more pictures from Longwood Gardens. I have over 700 to review.