|The Rutledge family home is only open for tours|
|The grounds at Hampton are well-maintained|
|Old plat of the rice fields of Hampton Plantation|
|The Avenue that Archibald Rutledge planted circa 1937|
Whenver I think of life's light that must fade, the gleams and the glow that must pass in the shade, when hopes that I had now but leave me afraid, with joy I remember the gardens I made.
The redbuds and dogwoods I planted will grow, the flaming azaleas will blossom I know, the chaliced syringa's wild beauty will snow, when I shall be one with the long, long ago.
The glimmering gardens, the wildflowers wan, the red rose, the lilly as white as a swan, the garden I made will keep blossoming on when life with its fevers is faded and gone.
For a past blog entry about coastal state parks click here.