"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Sunday, January 31, 2021


At the beginning of Fall---We took a long drive out on the highways and by-ways of the country to go see the ruins.

here I am with our sweet girls! they LOVE TO GO

Well, yes, I made alot of pictures! LOL this is one of my favorite places to photograph. Ever.

When we first started coming here, there was no fencing, that is pretty new. We used to be able to walk freely all around and inside the old church. Sadly, things change.

I could study the time-ravaged bricks and stones all day.......

lots of amazing old rusty fences and gates.......

bricks in a tree!

peaceful graves (crypts?)

to see more about the history and why this old church is still standing-- and more about this place and the people who lived  here and their way of life---- 
(what was Sunday worship like for them? What kind of clothes did they wear? What did they like to eat? What kind of music did they have? How did they take care of their children? What were their weddings like? How did they travel?)  please go here:

click below:

about half way down the page you'll find the post about these ruins (right after the pictures of the Easter eggs, ha ha LOL!)

also there is a really neat water pump with lots of fresh water in those pictures, which I didn't make any pictures of it on this day.
 It's a pretty cool thing to see and Mr. Front Porch always plays with it.

I love this place. I could spend hours here.
I have.
And I will again.....


  1. Beautiful photos! You look lovely with your canine pals,, I just love the moss and fern covered trees, wow, that is so cool!

  2. Oh that is so interesting and hauntingly beautiful!! I love exploring places like that. I bet Lily Grace and Tracie would love to go there too!! Amazing!

  3. you captured some really beautiful parts of the ruins, i really enjoy seeing old brick. the last picture is really pretty too!!

    you look good debbi, so happy and it looks to be warm outside!! i am finally getting my snow!!

    1. i don't know why they call the lake "lake of the lilies"! i don't know any history on the lake (i am going to look it up) but there are no lilies growing around it!!

  4. What a beautiful place, thanks for sharing.

  5. What a really cool place. Thank you for sharing this. I just guess that the fencing is there for maybe a couple of reasons...maybe folks were ruining the ruins more then time and nature and with that said, maybe time and nature was causing bricks to crumble and fall. Not wanting folks to be hurt, they fenced it off. Beautiful place. Like you, love those old bricks. 1751, be so amazing if that church was still standing at that age. And the inside...wow, bet it was beautiful. Interesting that you are blogging about a building this old when I had decided that I would start blogging about historcial homes in my area. I have already written two post but they are in the hopper to be posted later....I am ahead of the game with my post right now.

  6. There is a great beauty in ruins -- not the least of which are terrific photo ops! This spot looks intriguing. Love those sweet walking companions of yours -- you all look ready to roll!

  7. Oh how I love the Old Sheldon ruins. I've spent many a happy hour there and taken hundreds of pictures. Our daughter Erica told me recently about the new fence and we were so distraught. I took hers and Chad's engagement photos within those walls. We have wonderful memories. Such an enchanted place of stillness and peace. I took a picture of Erica's hand with her diamond engagement ring on that wonky fern-covered branch, and her and Chad enjoying a sweet chaste kiss blurry, on the other side. Such a gorgeous place to commemorate love. Yemassee in general is charming. xoxo