Friday, December 30, 2016

Cleaning House

Blog-wise that is.  I thought I better catch up before the new year begins, so this post should wrap things up in my photo files.  

1. The plantation house in my last post was given to the state along with the land that once 
made up the rice plantation. 

The house is empty but maintained by the park service 
and tours are available. 

 Someday they plan to furnish it inside as it once was.

2. On Christmas Day we went to the beach for a picnic and a walk.  We thought there might be no one else there but a surprising number of people were out enjoying the beautiful weather.  And the people watching was superb!  There were children in bathing suits running in and out of the water and there were other people bundled up in parkas and boots!  

Dog walkers, 
a man riding a Segue,
a heavily-laden shrimp trawler low in the water and 
heading home with the catch


Gulls hoping for a handout from our picnic basket

3. The only Christmas snow in South Carolina ...
4. The roses and camellias blooming in front of our house ...
5. Rosie's favorite Christmas present -- boxes with paper!

6. In case you haven't heard this version of the Christmas story ...


 My grandma always said that you should leave no projects unfinished 
going into the new year.  Something about you would be 
behind in your work all the next year if you left a basket of ironing or a crochet project incomplete.  

So there, 2016 on my blog is tidied up and ready for a calendar change!


  1. Well my ironing got done today, but there are unfinished craft projects still awaiting my delicate touch. Happy New Year, bet the people swimming were tourists.

  2. Happy New Year....... but what is in store for we poor mortals?
    All ready for my move. Next stop Terrigal....... will be back when I get settled.

    1. Well, I never thought of tidying up for the end of the year. That idea makes sense. Happy New Year to you.

  3. I hope you and yours had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and are looking forward to a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at

  4. A nice resume of photos on the last days of the year. Have a nice New Years Eve and a very happy and healthy New Year.
    (Always like to read you your interesting posts!)

  5. Happy New Year! We will be attending our first New Year's Eve party here at Vantage House: fancy dinner, band, champagne, streamers, balloon drop. Should be interesting. Tomorrow is the tidying - putting away the Christmas decorations.

  6. Love the car at the end and the house at the start - which looks like something from 'Gone With The wind'. Appropriate for the New Year - after all, tomorrow is another day. Have a fabulous 2017!

  7. Happy New Year from Poland. I would like to live in your place I definitely prefer warmer climate than cold one

  8. Oh my I am in big trouble with unfinished projects if your Grandma was right! Rosie looks happy! Happy New Year...I like your "snow" :)

  9. Well I was fixing to say the same thing Far Side said. I enjoyed your pictures and the little joke. :) Happy New Year!!