Jefferson Island

August 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

By Kelly Morvant

LiveOakInTheMist-WinterFogBW_JeffersonIsland-9065 I have had the wonderful pleasure of spending a great deal of time at Jefferson Island relaxing and photographing.  Rip's Rookery, the Jefferson Mansion, Live Oak Gardens and everything in between.  It really is a peaceful and fascinating place.  Rip's Rookery is a bustling home to so many birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Tri-Colored Heron, Snowy Egret, Black Bellied Whistling Duck, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Ibis and Cattle Egret.  At dusk these birds fall like rain onto the little island at Rip's Rookery.  If you like history you will certainly enjoy the Jefferson home filled with period antiques it really takes you back to a different time. You can almost feel the ghost of actor Joseph Jefferson walking through the main hall on his way to the hunt.  The gardens are home to the lovely Asian Lotus flower among so many other breathtaking flowers.  Everywhere on the property beauty abounds like the wonderful and always curious Peacocks.  Sunrises and sunsets are very beautiful and so peaceful on the property.  If you ever get the opportunity to spend a day at Jefferson Island I highly recommend it.  When you go by I hope you get to meet the wonderful Mike Richard he's the principle owner and caretaker on the Island for the last fifty years.  He is always willing and able to tell you about the many wonders of historic Jefferson Island.


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