As would be anticipated given the times, many of the s
essions (and most of the plena
ries) dealt with financial issues, such as stimulus money flows and the outlook for South Carolina Medicaid. But there were lighter moments, including a barbeque dinner at Honey Horn plantation. The photo at right shows a bottle tree, a tradition brought over from Africa. The light shining through the bottles attracts evil spirits, who are then captured in the bottle. The picture of gnarled trees draped with Spanish moss has no historical significance; it's just pretty. Ditto the picture of Carolina coastal marsh at sunset.