Monday, April 19, 2010

All Saints Church

Sometimes, on our Saturday morning yard sale adventures, we happen upon something too good to pass by. This past weekend, while in Pawley's Island, we stopped at All Saints Church, a wonderful little old church-site and cemetery.
A little history for you, encapsulated well by the historical society.

Despite being rebuilt so many times, this church retains it's old Southern charm. (The present day sanctuary, which I have not pictured, is across the road from this church. It is also quite a beautiful place.)

Although a rather unassuming spot, members of awfully prominent Southern families rest here. Thomas George Pawley and his family have particular significance to this area.

Despite the historical importance of some of the cemeteries members, I found the shining stars to be the wondrous old Live Oaks! I cannot not even express how amazing these trees are! And the pictures cannot possibly do them justice. The sheer size was overwhelming and their canopies provided the most wonderful dappled light. Truly, treasures of the South.

And, fortunately for us, this is the perfect time of the year for azaleas. These bushes dazzle the southern landscape, throughout the early spring, with vibrant shades of pink, red, coral, purple, and white. Even a few late wintertime bloomers, camellias (the red flowers in the background below), are still gracing us with their presence.

All in all a sweet side trip. Be sure to go early on the weekends though, as our quiet walk in the cemetery was cut a little short by a tour group.


  1. oh my goodness... looks like a fairy tale! BEAUTIFUL!!! once again, stellar pics! :)

  2. Thank you my dear! The South really is beautiful in the spring when the plants bloom!!!