Lowcountry Green for Earth Day

Today I am out on the greenest place I know. Edisto Island is forty-five minutes south of Charleston on the way to Savannah. There is no stoplight, and no motel. And a fierce group of citizens who like it that way.Edisto Island The island is protected from the developers by the committed dedication of her multicultural citizenry, aided by The Edisto Island Open Land Trust, The Lowcountry Open Land Trust, and the amazing advocacy team led by Dana Beach at the Coastal Conservation League. There is a little history museum, too, that serves to preserve the cultural history of the island. Their big fundraiser is the Plantation Tour of restored and preserved Sea Island Cotton Plantation Houses, in the fall of every year. That event sells out quickly. Part of the draw is the fantastic spread of food by The First Baptist Church, Southern Soul Food at its best, which is served in the historic African American church.

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I was called to be an artist. And as an old old midwife said to me "If the Lord wants you to do something, you won't have no good luck' til you do." So, here I am, sharing what I love, longing to illuminate the work of art, which is everywhere.

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2 comments on “Lowcountry Green for Earth Day
  1. Pinkney says:

    Was it fun taking that picture? Hanging out over the edge of the Dawhoo… wooohoooo.

  2. Laughing out loud. Sounds like you’ve hung over that bridge. Prettiest view in the Lowcountry! wooohoooo!

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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