The first two I took of them on the back portico – the first Adams style portico in Colonial America. The rest are taken by Andrew in the front yard (facing the river) or along the nature trail.
St. James Church’s latch
Fungi on a young live oak
The roots of a young live oak.
Vast cypress knees – one can really see why horses couldn’t chase Francis Marion through the swamps.
Cypress swamp now cover the rice fields
The one palm tree AV saw.
This trail marker had seen better but not more beautiful days.
The tree line was part of the vast rice fields that once surrounded the house. Hampton Island (what you are looking at) is a man made island. Slave labor dug out the cypress swamp to make fields and a wide canal attached to the Santee River.
The floor is uneven due to earthquakes and foundational shift over nearly 300 years