Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Savannah Georgia Day 11

On day 11 of our Florida trip we headed out of Ocala Florida towards Georgia. We were breaking up the drive back home to Maryland. And I just had to make a stop at the Savannah National Wildlife refuge. This refuge is located on the borders of Georgia and South Carolina right off of Rt 95.  I make a point of visiting the wildlife refuges wherever we touring.


If you look hard near the bottom of the photo you will find a gator half out of the water.


"Take only memories, leave only footsteps." Chief Seattle


It seems like gators were going to follow us home from Florida. We saw a lot of alligators at this Savannah NWR.


The wildlife drive in one area of the refuge had these beautiful trees covered with the Spanish Moss.


Egret of all sizes.. the larger Great Egret and a few Snowy Egrets.


Some white blooms and lily pads in the background in the refuge's wetlands. I heard Savannah Georgia has a wonderful riverfront walk and touristy area but hubby and I enjoy seeing the wildlife and the less crowded areas.

21 comments:

  1. I think this spanish moss is so amazing,
    we don't have that here :)
    And I found another gator in that picture,
    to the right of the one that's half out of
    the water there is the head of the second
    one. I hope you zoomed in and weren't
    really that close :))
    And I would have liked to see the white
    bloom from a bit closer :))
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful trip!

    Have a beautiful day
    Möwe

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    1. Mowe, thanks so much for the comment and visit. I have to check and see if I have some closeups of the white blooms.

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  2. I look forward to traveling through the southern U.S. !!! I'm about ready to shift our focus from international travel to the States!!! Thanks for visiting thechieftess.blogspot.com!!!

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  3. I wouldn't dare go near the water for fear of the gators! I think the trees with the Spanish moss do look eerie. But I love to see the snowy Egrets, they are beautiful.

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  4. i love the moss ... such character. gorgeous pics. love seeing all the creatures. ( :

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  5. Not many people maybe but plenty of wildlife. Egrets are such elegant birds.

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  6. Hi Eileen ... not sure if my first comment came through?

    But just to say lovely photo's and I think the quote "Take only memories, leave only footsteps" most apt.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment! I hope you day was great!

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  7. Great post! Egret bird photo is the best!! :)

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    1. Hello Sherlyn, thank you for visiting and for the comment!

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  8. Seems the marshland is a wonderful habitation for alligators and water birds! Love the wildlife driveway covered by trees

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    1. Hello, thank you for the visit and comment!

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  9. I'd love to get to Savannah! These photos remind me of our trip to South Carolina last year. Beautiful!

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    1. Hello Amy, thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  10. The drive down the road with the trees covered in Spanish Moss looks enchanting.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Seeing the moss covered trees was my favorite part of this drive!

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  11. Fun to see the gator--and I love the Spanish moss!

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