Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oldest Pecan Tree in GA for Outdoor Wednesday ~ Roots and all!

Outdoor Wednesday has been on my heart ever since I took a reprieve from "life" and wandered up to the oldest Pecan tree in GA, that just happens to take up residence here in my own little town of Braselton. Life was kinda just "going on it's merry little way", and I just said STOP, I'm getting off!
I grabbed my camera and bundled up in a warm coat, grabbed a large trash bag that would serve as my blanket on the ground for taking up shots under the tree...and I had the time of my life with Ms. Pecan for the next hour or so! :)
Enjoy her wonder here, as I did a few weeks back on a very gray but glorious day!
Happy New Year everyone!

Be sure to stop by Susan's to see all the other Outdoor wonders today! Susan, thanks for offering this venue to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer! It truly is a great way to stop and smell the roses...or the little pecans that drop on the ground from this tree. Hugs to all~ ~CC Catherine


Lori E said...

Now that is a serious tree. It must be even more spectacular when it has leaves on it in the fall. What color does it change to?

eileeninmd said...

Great post and photos! I wish you all the best in 2010. Happy New Years.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi CC! How much fun! And it looks like it's near your house! It was fun to bump into you the other day! I am wishing a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you and your family!! See you soon!...hugs...Debvbie

ellen b said...

How very cool these shots are!!
A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

LDH said...

Hello again! So nice stopping by to visit with you! I sure am glad you stopped because I am loving these great pictures of this stately tree!

Sending huge wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Kindly, ldh

Jeanette said...

That is so pretty. There is a huge pecan tree in Ty Ty Georgia also. Happy New Year.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hello CC!
It was so wonderful hearing from you, just made my day!!! I really hope to hear more from you in 2010, I miss your fabulous projects you always posted about! I would love to get to Georgia and meet you and if your ever up North I would love to have you as a guest! I thought Karen said she was going to Savannah, and you two might get together! Did you know Karen and I met in AZ? It was fabulous, maybe you saw that post. I hope you and your family is doing well and that your New Year is bright! Hugs to one of my favorite bloggers!! Cindy

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Wow that is a huge tree! That would be neat to see it in all the seasons! Thanks for sharing! all the best for 2010! Happy New Year! Sherri : )

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. Don't tree roots resemble feet? Thank you for posting the Oldest Pecan tree in Georgia.
Joyce M

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

CC, I LOVE pecans, so I was glad to see that humongous tree - wow! Hope to see you sometime in 2010. It was a fun gathering at la Madeleine a looooong time ago! Happy New Year! Linda

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello CC~Wow, I appreciate the great lengths you took to capture such great photos. A trash bag for a blanket can be a tad uncomfortable.
What a majestic pecan tree. Do you gather up the nuts when in season? I'd be right there with you pickin' away.
I love pecans in just about anything, including my waffles.

We had a maple tree in our backyard that held our boys play house. I cried when it had to be chopped down. I felt the loss of all those memories when my boys played for hours in that maple tree.
Living in the Northwest I've grown to love the many varieties of trees and the seasonal colors they bring.

Sweet wishes,

Eden said...

Great shots. That must be very old. We have peacan tree at the backyard and every autumn it carpets the backyard with its leaves. It is quite a scene even though it needs days to clean up.

Happy New year

claudie said...

Dear CC my BFF in Blogland & beyond. I'm coming to wish you a very Happy New Year. My wish is to meet you in March. Plans are coming together. We will be driving to Fla. Mrs Magpie is having a pink tea party for me. We should be there around March 19th or so. Please plan now if you can. Jeanne from Backyard Neighbour will also meet us, she's driving from N.C. Smiling Sally, hopefully Kim from Daisy Cottage and a few more.
We might get to GA. but the plan is to spend time in the sunshine.
Love You girlfriend.
Love Claudie

Anonymous said...

Just coming by to wish you a Happy New year!!

I bet that pecan tree has helped with a ton of pecan pies in it's life!!


claudie said...

OMGOSH Miss CC, I have goose bumps. Your words are touching me in a way that leaves me speechless, (which doesn't happen often lol) I'm not kidding either.
Thank you soooooo much my dear girlfriend.
Now the plans are coming together. Do you think you could meet in Fla? around the 19th? If not we might be able to come to you. Who knows which way the wind will blow right?
I will call you next week to hear your sweet voice.
Happiest of the New Year my cyber BFF
I love You
Love Claudie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I do believe that's the biggest pecan tree I've ever seen, CC! WOW!

Just dropping by to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. May 2010 find you blessed beyond your wildest dreams.

Love to you...


Sheila :-)

Karen said...

I have missed you! (I also missed you posting this!) I think this tree is just gorgeous.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and safe New Year! I'm glad to see you back in the world of blogging. I think it is good therapy! Come on Girl, let's a new post from you every week, sharing your adorable pup and beautiful home and all of your inspiration. I think you should hold another tea party in the park like you did last year! that was great!
Have a great day!!!! Hugs!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your photos are wonderful! She does look like a great old gal to visit! The wisdom her branches must hold! laurie