Faulkner's beloved Rowan Oak was just as I had imagined it to be...a large but comfortable home secluded from nosy neighbors by a dense natural growth Southern forest. The storied life of this preeminent Southern author is preserved within these walls. The tour was informative and enlightening, but Faulkner's spirit and sensibilities could best be found during a quiet stroll around the grounds. From the hauntingly scarred yet surviving trees surrounding his home to his private wilderness trail Faulkner could be imagined at every turn, perhaps behind that cypress over there or sitting on that decaying log smoking his pipe.
Parking is a bit of a challenge, accessed by unpaved roads, so be prepared for a little hike to the home. I also suggest bug repellent for the wilderness trail.
There is a reasonable fee for the tour of his home but Nature is free and untamed, as it should be
I was shooting slow-speed film that day, so my photos were limited to these brightly lit scenes.
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