Saturday, May 30, 2015

St. James Santee Episcopal Church


Built in 1768 on the colonial-era King's Highway near McClellanville, South Carolina





This boy carved his name in the cedar paneling in 1856 (!)








Thursday, May 28, 2015

Back to South Carolina, to Hampton Plantation, family home of the one-time state Poet Laureate, Archibald Rutledge.
 The stunning ballroom, with sky blue ceiling, the original color, and heart pine floors.




A view from the house to an oak that supposedly, George Washington, on a visit in 1791, suggested they keep, and not cut, as was planned.

Numbered beams upstairs, now exposed.

 The dining room, with "cutaway." The room was used by Rutledge as a bedroom when he and his family inhabited the house in the mid-20th century.

Ranger let us see underneath the house, which was first lived in starting in 1735.

The old kitchen, the upper portion of which is home to a large colony of bats.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Plants at the B. Estate









 Huge Japanese Maple trunks
 F.L. Olmstead was here
 Mature Maples
 and wisteria…not so mature when George was around!

Sky and statuary swept clean from recent cloudburst, while Leisa and I had picnicked at the pond.