I fell in love with these striking red and white blooms on Tybee Island. My friend Suzy helped me identify them, and they are St. Joseph’s Lily, Hardy Amaryllis, Johnson’s Amaryllis, Bouquet Amaryllis The stunning St. Joseph’s Lily (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) that is so fondly associated with many Southern gardens.
I have been asked "what did you eat at Paula Deen's restaurant" and "how did you hear about Tybee Island".
We decided to eat at Lady and Sons after touring Historic Savannah on a trolley. It was 11:15 a.m.. there weren't the usual lines going down the block, and we wanted to say we tried Southern food. Once we entered the building, it was just about filled to capacity so they asked if we would like to wait or sit at the bar. We didn't want to wait, so we chose to sit at the bar which turned out to be a good choice We mingled with the tourists at the bar, and the bar tender was very personable. We decided to try the Southern Buffet and had fried chicken, mac n' cheese, collard greens, yams, okra, hoecakes, cheese biscuits and peach cobbler. Not my typical lunch, but we enjoyed it. Our favorite restaurant on Tybee Island is Sundae Cafe. We gave it five stars.
The dolphin photo was sent to me by the cottage owner, and was taken at Christmas time.
I vaguely knew there were barrier islands off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, You have to drive through Savannah, Georgia to get to Tybee Island and what a beautiful Southern city it is. Tybee Island is actually nicknamed “Savannah’s Beach” because it’s only about 15 minutes away from Savannah; it’s very easy to take a day off from the beach and spend some time in Savannah, so we did a trolley tour and a little shopping.
I couldn't resist buying handmade honey soap at Savannah Bee.
When we visited the lighthouse, there was a museum at the beach so I took photos of the wool bathing suits and did some research. Can you imagine wearing one in the hot sun? This is what I found on Victoria magazine's website. During the early 1900s, people flocked to oceanside beaches for popular seaside activities as swimming, surf bathing, and diving. The only activity for women in the ocean involved jumping through the waves while holding onto a rope attached to an off-shore buoy. Their clumsy Victorian and Edwardian style bathing suits were often quite burdensome. Women typically dressed in black, knee-length, puffed-sleeve wool dresses, often featuring a sailor collar, and worn over bloomers trimmed with ribbons and bows. The bathing suit was accessorized with long black stockings, lace-up bathing slippers, and fancy caps.
The lighthouse and the surrounding buildings are perfectly restored. Prepare yourself for the 178 stairs to the top though! We took in the beautiful view of Tybee Island from the top.
One of the reasons for Tybee’s diverse coastal marine flora and fauna is its particular location on the east coast between Cape Hatteras NC, and Cape Canaveral FL. Tybee is inhabited by northern cold-water species during cooler months, and then during warmer months there are warm-water, tropical species that extend up the coast to Tybee from the south. This nature girl was very happy exploring Tybee Island!
We arrived home from Tybee Island just in time to host Easter dinner for my family!
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