Tidal Creeks of Change

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee. – Marcus Aurelius

Carolina Lowcountry Waterways

Carolina Lowcountry Waterways

Cool sunshine lights up the Carolina Lowcountry today, hinting of Autumn. The wind is carrying a message of freshness, of change. Soon the tall grasses of the marshes lining the winding tidal creeks will dance with golden mellow colors unlike the vivid greens of summer. Autumn is subtle here, all the more meaningful when it calls us to pay attention, to appreciate, to fearlessly embrace a cycle of change in our own lives. The natural world suggests to us in her own seasonal circular way, that change is inevitable, even guaranteed. The cycle of new growth, decay and death is something we know, but I wonder why we humans seem to resist change so fiercely. Often the unfamiliar feels frightening and new. Perhaps we will be unprepared! Perhaps we will be surprised and found out to be lacking. Opening my door on this day, greeted by the freshness of this air, I was simply reminded to trust the elements, to have faith in this circle. I will embrace the changes that I hear blowing in my own life. I will welcome these crystal autumn winds, blown in from the marshes of these seasoned ancient creeks. I am here, at home, in my beloved country, in the Carolina of the South.

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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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4 comments on “Tidal Creeks of Change
  1. Walter Conger says:

    How beautiful…words flow from you like a song from a angel…and so true, that circle. Your faith in that process is inspirational, and belies your heart full of love.

  2. Waring Hills says:

    Allons, enfants de la Patrie,
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé!

  3. Cork Hutson says:

    Fall on Edisto – my favorite time of year. Cool and peaceful and wonderful.

  4. Cork Hutson says:

    Also – I love the pictures you post of Edisto. The last one from the Dawhoo bridge brings back so many memories…I actually got a little choked up as I reflected on all the times we drove over that bridge when we were growing up! What a privilege to have spent so much time on this beautiful island – sometimes we don’t realize our blessings until years later!

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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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