See that gray area? The one that stretches from the Ogeechee River at Savannah to the Apalachicola River delta in the Florida panhandle? That's the entire range of the white tupelo tree. Or Ogeechee tupelo. Nyssa ogeche.
A rather nondescript tree, it mostly sprouts along river banks. Bee keepers set up bee houses along the rivers from the Ogeechee through the Okefenokee Swamp to the Apalachicola. And those bees make honey exclusively from the white tupelo. It's a light amber in color, and very delicious. And as it is high in laevulose and low in dextrose even diabetics can consume it. It is quite the rare delicacy. You can buy it here, I believe. Otherwise I find it on the side of the road at vegetable stands in the area.
Also, Van the Man, with a nice assist from Pee Wee Ellis, 1980:
Because Savannah wouldn't be Savannah without the Irish. The bloodthirsty fiends. I am of Pict ancestry, alas. Which explains my affinity for the color blue, and my otherwise inexplicable need to chase wild animals through the woods naked. Other than that, I got no excuses.
Posted by Velociman at November 21, 2012 6:09 PM