15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Magnolia trees lining roadway
My family was on vacation in Alabama and nearby was a small settlement very appropriately titled "Magnolia Springs." Gorgeous, old Magnolia trees were sprinkled everywhere along the roads and in people's yards. It was nearly constant shade as you drove through the town. It just emitted such a southern feel that you couldn't help but realize you were in a completely different realm. It was as if the trees had purposely grown together to protect the lonely pedestrian on their walk home or the stray animal on its search for shelter. It was simply beautiful.
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