Frampton House

11/18/13 Monday at Yemassee, SC (The Oaks at Point South-TT/MA)

All that tornado weather the Midwest had just endured became just little pitter patters of rain for us last night. Whew! I found out last night that my cousin, near Peoria, IL, was in WalMart when it swept through the parking lot there. A relative of hers was in his car at a stop light when the wind moved it. Close shave, I’d say.

We took it easy this morning: First we watched the maintenance guys pick up our leaves:

IMG_3962 Leaf Pick Up 1 IMG_3957 Leaf Pick Up 2

I worked on the blog as John talked with neighbors. Our afternoon was easy too: John cleaned the bugs off Miss Zanzibar while I took a nap. Then we went to the John Edward Frampton House and Museum just up the road from our campground. His house was originally built in the 1700’s, far larger than this one that was built in 1868, after the Civil War. The original house was burned in 1865 by Sherman in the War.

IMG_3968 Frampton House

Inside we saw some antiques and the like as well as lots of brochures for the area (it’s also a Visitor Center) like the TV and luggage from the Forrest Gump movie. Apparently a lot of movies were filmed in the area, especially Beaufort.

IMG_3977 Forest Gump IMG_3978 Forest Gump TV and luggage

We saw this South Carolina symbol on a variety of items. The tree is a palmetto. Don’t know the story behind it. We did find out that they don’t call the NW area we recently left the High Country. They call it the Upcountry.

IMG_3982 South Carolina Symbol

The upstairs wasn’t available to us but we could check out the back yard. There I spotted a mockingbird at the fountain and the fruit, I think, of a Magnolia Tree.

IMG_3989 Mockingbird IMG_4000 Magnolia Tree fruit

When we got back home, there was this rather different butterfly hanging out on Miss Zanzibar.

IMG_4012 Butterfly

Before supper I went to see if the lodge had their WiFi working. Not when I came, but when I let her know the assistant manager called Comcast and after about a half hour it worked!! So I got caught up on Internet stuff then came home for supper; yummy taco soup. Of course, we ended our day with Dancing With the Stars.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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