Cliff: *Off limits.
Me: No. It can't be!
Cliff: *Off limits to you.
Cliff: Probably has snakes.
Me: Well, I wouldn't doubt that, but I can stay in the car. Where is it???
Cliff: On the other side of snake city. (Snake City is a place on the trail where he runs in the Francis Marion National Forest)
Me: I'm on the way.
*He was just messing with me. He actually took an hour or so off work to take me to it.
So, I struck out...camera in hand. The following pictures are what we saw. There was a sign in the cemetery adjacent to the church grounds that said the cemetery was circa 1828. So, I assume the church was too. There are so many abandoned churches, buildings, barns and stately old homes still around, today. I wish we could save them all. Restore them to their former glory. Although, I don't have the means to do so, I can at least capture their spirit through a picture or two and promise to remember them. Most have seen better days, some are literally on their last leg, but they are all beautiful to me. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Hope you can see past the missing shingles, rotting wood, gaping holes, missing glass and all it's brokenness......because old churches, like this one, are a legacy.
Halfway Creek Methodist Church
Not only did I see beauty in this old church, but the crocuses and grape hyacinths in my yard were screaming beauty, too. They are declaring that Spring is on the way.
Have a lovely day,
P.S. The temps yesterday was 78 degrees F, tomorrow's forecast is for a high of 41 degrees F. Mama calls this seesaw weather.