Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Live Oaks of Mississippi

The live oaks along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are making a strong comeback after Hurricane Katrina. The one pictured above is in D'Iberville. The Spanish moss is starting to grow back on the limbs.

MSNBC is the only United States media that I'm aware of that is doing monthly updates on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and its struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. The latest installment from the Rising From the Ruin highlights the rebound of our beautiful oaks.

As they come back, we comeback. As they struggle to survive in trying times, we struggle in trying times. As they rebound, so do we.


Ralph said...



seawitch said...

You're welcome!

Beth said...

There's nothing in nature that says "home" to me like the Live Oaks, dripping with Spanish moss.
It's so strange seeing them without the moss!

seawitch said...


The moss is coming back!

Janette said...

Beautiful! The Oaks are one of the things that I miss the most about Alabama and Mississippi. We have them here in Central Florida but not in the numbers as the Gulf Coast. I'm so glad to hear that they're making a comeback.

Thanks for pointing me to the MSNBC read, it's nice to know that at least some media remember that Katrina didn't just affect New Orleans.

seawitch said...


Thanks! I really appreciate MSNBC and their Rising From the Ruin series.