Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Old Sheldon Church Ruins...Yet Again

Yes, I'm obsessed by this place. I know I've posted pics of this church many times, but you haven't seen these, because I only took them last Saturday. My daughter had a horse show about five miles away, so I couldn't resist running over the trying, once again, to get better shots. I'm pretty happy with these.

The mosquitos about ate me up! Goodness gracious, little bitty ones with a big buzz and a bigger bite. I was slappin' with one hand and tossing my hair back and forth to keep them off my face and neck and snapping photos with the other hand. It would have been quite comical if anyone had been watching, which they weren't. It's a pretty isolated place.

I heard that the church was covered in plaster at one time so that it was white. You can still see patches of it on the interior. I wonder why it wasn't rebuilt after the War of Northern Aggression or the Civil War to you Yankee readers. There wasn't anything 'civil' about it except that it was on native and not foreign soil.

I hope to get over here on the second Sunday after Easter some year and participate in the annual service. I think the St. Helena Episcopal Church in Beaufort, SC does it. I've seen pics of it on their website. How cool would that be?


laurel said...

I think a wedding there would be insanely cool

Pom Pom said...

Fascinating, Debbie. You did get some fantastic shots!

Gumbo Lily said...

Beautiful. Makes me wonder about it.

Melodie said...

I love old places like this! They always fill me with that sense of "what have these walls seen"!

Laura A said...

Ooh, mysterious and very low country. I'm catching up and enjoying your photos, Debbie.