Friday, October 18, 2013

# 40 The Angel Oak Tree

Today, we visited The Angel Oak Tree of St. John's Island, SC.  When we walked up to this tree, you couldn't help but to have an emotion feeling of wonder and amazement.  I struggle with the accurate superlative to describe this tree.  I'll let our photos try to give the viewer a small idea of what we saw.  We thought it was truly fascinating.

There were people of all ages walking around it.  You could hear everyone say "Wow, what a huge tree!"  Old and young alike were equally awed, it was fun just to watch their facial expressions.  The tree is estimated to be between 300-400 years old.

Next on our list was a visit to the Irvin-House Vineyards.  It's right down the road, about 10 miles,  from The Angel Tree.  There, we enjoyed their tasting room, experiencing a variety of muscadine wines.   We settled on a purchase of their award winning Magnolia selection.  I'm not a fan of the sweet wine varieties but this one seemed to be pretty good.  Ron enjoys the sweet wines once in awhile so he agreed with me, this one was a good choice.  My camera battery died (don't you just hate when that happens..) so no photos.  However, we might get pictures of the vineyard before we leave the area.  This winery also specializes in distilled vodka and bourbon.  They have a second tasting room called The Firefly Distillery.  It is all right there together located in a rustic, country setting complete with live oaks and Spanish moss.

Yes, we had another enjoyable day in the Charleston area.


  1. Magnificent tree! I'm surprised there's no fence around it. It's kind of humbling, isn't it?

    It's obvious that we need to go back to Charleston and check out the vineyard/distilleries in the area :)

  2. Beautiful, beautiful tree! We've never been to Charleston but it may be in our future.

  3. Oh my, those tree limbs are quite impressive!