Sights of Savannah

Recently, I stumbled upon photos from last year in Savannah, Georgia. I was there for a work conference in the early fall.

And oh, what a lovely fall it was!

Even though it was a “work trip,” as AAL regulars know by now, I always find time to play! Or at least photograph.

While in Savannah, sucking up the lovely weather, it was ghastly back in Montana. In fact, Sexy Hubby was sending me photos of the brand new foot and a half (and growing) pile of snow on our back deck. Winter came way too early in 2009.

I threatned never to return. I was in bliss my friends.

Bliss, I tell you.

Take a look for yourself.

{I must preface by saying, this was before the Canon Rebel came into my life. And you know how much I adore the Rebel! These photos were taken with my old pocket-sized Sony.}

Loved this “rope.” How does Mother Nature do that?

One of Savannah’s favorite stories involves the life of Florence Martus (1868 – 1943), known by Savannahians and sailors of the sea as the Waving Girl.

As the story goes, life at the remote cottage was lonely for Florence whose closest companion was her devoted collie. At an early age, she developed a close affinity with the passing ships and welcomed each one with a wave of her handkerchief.

Sailors began returning her greeting by waving back or with a blast of the ship’s horn.

Eventually Florence started greeting the ships arriving in the dark by waving a lantern.

Florence Martus continued her waving tradition for 44 years and it is estimated that she welcomed more than 50,000 ships during her lifetime.

Florence Martus grew into a Savannah legend and on September 27, 1943, the SS Florence Martus, a Liberty ship, was christened in her honor. From About.com

I love the South.

I could easily live there. And knowing how easily influenced I am, I’d have a slurpy southern accent by noon my first day.

Y’all know it!

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