We visited the Hopsewee Rice Plantation on the North Santee River and it was fascinating to find out how rice was grown in the old days. Did you know at one time they grew more rice in the Carolinas than anywhere in the world except India? There were beautiful buildings to paint, but this tree was so interesting that I couldn't resist it.
Of course, I got home with bits of dirt stuck to my painting, but I got it out. On the plus side, I didn't bring any bugs home on my painting this time.