Orange Grove and Palm Trees at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings homestead, Cross Creek Florida

Southward We Wander: Tiny North Florida Towns (Part 2)

“It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and mysteriously in the heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again.” — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek, 1942)