the mighty Live Oak
favorite of so many
symbol of strength
One of the largest Oaks in the state, this several hundred year old tree is 10 feet in diameter, 83 feet high and has a spread of 131 feet.
Once sought after by ship builders these stately trees provide food and shelter for several animal species as well as a place of attachment for various air plants, moss and ferns.
A couple of weeks ago we spent four days at Lake Griffin State Park in Fruitland Park, Florida. It is an old state park; small, lovely and quiet. The ranger told me, “We are small, but we have a lot of pride”. She is right! We certainly enjoyed our stay there.
Lake Griffin State Park is nestled in a heavily forested area near the populated towns of Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Leesburg and The Villages. After hours spent enjoying anyone of these towns, it is always nice to return to the peace of quite of the park.
If you ever plan to stay at this State Park be aware that some of the sites are hard to maneuver into, especially if you are 40 feet long. I would recumbent sites, 13, 17 and 19. We were in site 38, which is a large, pull through, but a little difficult to swing into. However, once you are in the site it is extremely easy to leave the park.