More vacation photos, this time from our annual visit to Eden State Park. We love this place and were pleased to see that they had done a lot of work during the past year. There were new stone pathways and a brand new entrance with a winding road surrounded by live oaks.
The focal point of the property is a magnificent two-story home, owned by the Wesley family, a timber farming family, in the 1800s. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. The collection of Louis XVI furniture is the second largest in the United States.
This house reminds me of the one in the film "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte". I keep expecting Bette Davis to appear on the top landing holding a rifle and yelling "YOU GIT OFF MY LAND!"
The Spanish Moss is spectacular -
And the ferns growing on the massive trees -
The Beautyberry (Callicarpa) is always spectacular -
The majority of plants on the property are camellias and I just realized that I didn't photograph any of them! Actually, there were only the sasanquas blooming at this time of the year. There is also a nice old rose garden that is usually filled with hybrid tea roses. However, it looked like most of them had been removed. I would love to see them plant old roses instead.
If you are in the Destin/Panana City area of Florida, be sure and visit Eden State Park. It is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395.