Spanish Moss

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Spanish moss is ubiquitous on Seabrook Island so scenes such as this are common. A search of Google finds that the plant is often associated with Southern Gothic imagery and Deep South culture. But what I found humorous is the the following story of the origin of Spanish moss:

It is called “The Meanest Man Who Ever Lived”. The man’s white hair grew very long and got caught on trees

Following is a link to an Wikipedia article about Spanish Moss. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Spanish moss on Seabrook Island.