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24 July 2017
|Fripp Lowden House, Bluffton, SC|
Local folks actually held a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of the historic garden. Every article I pull up mentions the lush garden planted by Mrs. Fripp. Some of the camellias were over 100 years old and named after her. Let's hope the current garden grows to be as beautiful in it's own way.
Bed time, kids!
23 July 2017
It's getting late, kids. Time for bed. Hope everyone had a good weekend.
22 July 2017
|Palmetto Oak Sculpture Garden, Blufton, SC|
21 July 2017
20 July 2017
|McClellanville United Methodist Church|
We started with one of his new churches, the historic McClellanville United Methodist Church in the center of the little coastal village. A black cat welcomed us, the lady doing the cleaning knew the church history and the hurricane Hugo high water mark plaque on the wall was terrifying.
The children of McClellanville have had free use of all the churches for Vacation Bible School week so we also walked over to visit the beautiful Episcopal Chapel of Ease.
Our final stop was down Highway 45 to the tiny little Wrens Chapel another Methodist church. I believe my immediate family would fill it up. It was built in 1865 to replace an even older church burnt during the war between the states.
17 July 2017
|West Ashley Greenway, Charleston, SC|
I was in search of a tree that people have been throwing their sneakers on to. I heard it was on the part of the path but although I walked for a couple of miles I never spotted it. Phewy. I need to find the other access spots further in and try again. Meanwhile I got my 10,000 steps in and saw beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit.
16 July 2017
|Brick Church at Wambaw, St. James Santee Parish|
About the Brick Church at WambawAlthough Wambaw Church stands alone on the old King’s Highway among the pines and oaks of the forest, it was once the center of a busy and prosperous community. North and south along the Santee River were rice plantations whose Carolina rice became famous all over the world and the prosperity of the planters is reflected in the beauty and proportions of Wambaw Church. The body of the church was built of brick imported from England, but the columns of the portico were constructed of local wedge-shaped bricks. The pews were made of hand-pegged cypress, the flagstone floor has withstood the ravages of two wars and the vaulted ceiling still retains the original plaster work.
15 July 2017
14 July 2017
Our annual "How Hot is it?" entry:
With a heat index of 106, it's already so hot in South Carolina that...
* A seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
* When the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
* It's so hot outside it will make you return things you never stole.
* It's hotter than a steel playground at noon.
* You can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
* The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
* Hot water now comes out of both taps.
* You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
* You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
• It's so hot the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
• It's so hot I saw two trees fighting over a dog.
* It is so hot even the sea breeze feels like a hair dryer...
• It was so hot today I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking.
• It's hotter than a June bride in a feather bed.
• It's so hot that the trees are creeping around looking for shade.
• It's stupid hot!
• It is hot enough to cure tobacco.
• It's hotter than the devil's underwear.
• It's another one of those aluminum foil sweater days.
* It's so hot you could spit fire. But, please don't.
13 July 2017
|Home Team BBQ, Williman St., Charleston, SC|
11 July 2017
|Pink House, Charleston, SC|
A short walk down the street I always stop to admire my initials in the author Josephine Pinckney's home. JP! How considerate.
10 July 2017
Shops on Main St. were closed but it looks like a lively downtown with a theater, bakeries, boutiques, historic City Hall and churches.
09 July 2017
|Prince Frederick's Chapel, Plantersville, SC|
Prince Frederick’s Episcopal Church: Begun in 1859 and completed in 1876, Prince Frederick’s Chapel played a vital role in the religious life of the Pee Dee settlers in the latter half of the 19th century. With the decline of the rice economy, parishioners migrated to the more densely populated urban areas and the church suffered from lack of maintenance. The ruins of the chapel are all that remain of what once was a striking example of Gothic Revival architecture in South Carolina
Edited to add an older image showing the higher decorative pillars.
|Marquis de Lafayette, Georgetown, SC|
What a life of adventure he led. He sailed to America to lend a hand in the American Revolution and happened to pull up in Georgetown, SC. Can you imagine opening your door to find a Frenchman arriving to fight the British? This statue is near the rice museum in Georgetown.
It is almost the 240th anniversary of his arrival on June 13, 1777. Cheers to the freedom loving Marquis!
06 July 2017
04 July 2017
|Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, East Bay St., Charleston, SC|
As I walked down I met an elderly British gentleman who was taking a break in the shade. He was on his own on his first trip to the states. I told him if he could make it as far as East Bay St. he would get to see the event. He said that was exactly where he was heading.
02 July 2017
|Presbyterian Church on Edisto, Edisto Island, SC|
It is a beautiful but hot day in Charleston. I went by the Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market on Maybank Highway and now have a carrot cake in the oven and feel I should be able to laze around for the rest of the afternoon. Zzzzzzz. I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.