For those that have enjoyed my stories of Ruthorford, you will notice that there are quite a few scenes that take place behind the Abbott Bed and Breakfast–where visitors and descendants, alike, dine under the willow by the creek that nearly encircles the town. A perfect setting for lunch, dinner, or a midnight tryst. I garnered my inspiration for the setting from Dunaway Gardens, located near Newnan, GA.
Unfortunately, the willow now only exists in the pictures I captured on a visit to the gardens, having been destroyed by a brutal storm that rampaged along a path of destruction through the area. I am lucky to have this photo. The good news is that those at Dunaway knew how much the wonderful tree was loved and are making every attempt to foster an offspring!