DAILY PHOTO: Mossy Tree

Taken in the summer of 2012 at Fort Federica National Monument in Georgia

DAILY PHOTO: Lighthouses of the Golden Isles

Taken on Saint Simons Island in the summer of 2012

Taken on Sapelo Island in the Summer of 2012

DAILY PHOTO: Shells and Skulls

Taken in the summer of 2012 at Sapelo Island

Taken in the summer of 2012 at Sapelo Island

This was taken in a classroom on Sapelo Island that is used to educate field trip children about marine life. Less than 100 people live on Sapelo in a community called Hog Hammock. The children living on the island ferry to school on the mainland every morning.

DAILY PHOTO: Jekyll Island Live Oak

The underside of a Live Oak.

The underside of a Live Oak.

There’s nothing that creepifies a place more than live oaks and Spanish moss. Live oak is a tree species whose limbs stretch out impossibly far, like serpents or gnarled grasping fingers. Spanish moss is the shaggy vegetation that drapes down from the limbs. It isn’t actually a moss. The two grow together throughout much of the coastal Southeast.