Cumberland Island

This summer my husband and I visited Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island along the Atlantic Coast. Now a National Seashore protected by the National Park Service, it was once the winter home of Thomas Morrison Carnegie and his wife, Lucy Coleman Carnegie, where they established the family’s lavish winter homes and hunting lodges.

Of all the images I captured of this remarkable historic island, Dr. Johnston’s Apothecary was my favorite (above). I stood where he must have stood at his work bench looking into the forest beyond the window. Somehow the image transported me back in time where life seemed simpler yet probably a lot more difficult. . . in the late 1800’s. We don’t always fully appreciate our modern conveniences and opportunities.

Wild horses roam freely on the National Seashore. As the saying goes, "if you don't bother them, they won't bother you. So, with that in mind, I kept a respectful distance.

Be blessed and enjoy! Happy New Year!!!

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