Monday, February 27, 2012

Visiting The Senator

This post is in coordination with one of my favorite blogs, Design Mom. Today she is hosting a 'Love the Place You Live' link up (check it out right here). 
So, I thought it would be nice to share one of my favorite local activities, nature walks.

Nature is most definitely one of my favorite things about growing up in Florida, 
I only wish there was less destruction of it all. 

I took these photos last month when my Dutchman was visiting Florida. We went to visit The Senator, a local landmark who once stood at 125 feet tall!

This magnificent tree has been around for about 3,500 years! It was the 5th largest tree in the world but unfortunately, tragedy struck and The Senator burned down just last month. I remember visiting this tree growing up and it's so special that we made it for one last visit just in time.

Here are a few more photos from our nature walk that day...


What's something you love about where you live?


  1. 3500 years? Holy moly! I'm kind of in shock that it burned down. So glad you got to see it when it was still thriving.

    1. They couldn't figure out if it was from arson or lightning, such a tragedy.

  2. So beautiful! And so sad that's it's gone; I hope it wasn't arson. Thanks for sharing this, found you through the DM link up.

    1. I just saw on the local news that in fact it was arson! How awful. Thanks for checking out my blog :)