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Gentle Giants

Gentle Giants

Is there anything more Southern than a plantation and live oak? I cannot describe to you how enormous the live oaks are in Louisiana. To think of all the sights, people, and experiences these grandiose, gentle beings have been through is amazing. They have a soul, a life. These trees seem connected to the surrounding environment. It’s almost as if they are a family member of the plantation they belong to. Sometimes, the lower branches have touched the ground for so long, that earth has covered them up, only to have the limb reappear. The trunks are as wide as a car, and that’s impressive. A passerby feels tiny, and looking up through the massive limbs you can barely see the sunlight. Yet they are comforting, their souls telling their story.

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