"I entered through rows of old live oaks, their branches and twigs hung with a delicate fringe of gray moss, and their dark shining green foliage, meeting and intermingling naturally but densely overhead. The light streamed through and played aslant the lustrous leaves, fluttering, pendulous moss; the arch was low and broad; the trunks were huge and gnarled. I stopped my horse and I held my breath; for I have hardly in all my life seen anything so impressively grand and beautiful."
— Frederick Law Olmsted, 1856, on seeing the live oak avenue planted by my 7th great uncle at Richmond-on-the-Ogeechee
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"Treasures should be displayed: Books we have fawned over, colorful trinkets that made us smile when we bought them, candles in scents that positively affect our mood, and artwork that moves us. That is what differentiates a house from a home."
— Debby Anderson, Inspired Design