An impromptu trip to Mepkin Abby provided the perfect setting to capture some pictures. Mepkin Abby is a Trappist monastery and home to 29 monks of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. With a few limitations, the Abbey and the Mepkin Gardens are open to the public on a daily basis. The monastery grounds include a graveyard containing the ashes of Henry Laurens, as well as the graves of John Laurens, Clare Boothe Luce and her husband, the publisher, Henry Luce.
It was a cool, sunny, autumn day that demanded being outdoors. We arrived late in the afternoon after picking up kids from school. We stayed until the grounds closed at 6:00pm. Old oak trees line the grounds. Honeysuckle was still blooming and Daddy LongLegs crawled around as if they wanted to know more about us. The Cooper River tributaries are rich with wildlife and amazing views. As we drove down the small road leading to the gardens we spotted a baby deer. I tried to capture a picture but he wanted no part of it.
Rather than tell you more about it, I thought I would share some pictures. Click on images to see larger views.
This blog post is part of NaBloPoMo. The theme for November’s NaBloPoMo is blogging for blogging’s sake.