Peace Like a River: Edisto Island, South Carolina

“I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.” – African American Spiritual

Rivers to the Sea. Edisto Island.

Living in a place where I can actually see the rivers flowing to the ocean reminds me every day that water, so gently, flows to the sea… where all things start and end. This photograph is from the McKinley Washington Jr. Bridge, on the newly designated National Scenic Byway, the 16 mile highway 174, over this bridge, to Edisto Island, the last undeveloped barrier island in South Carolina, a place where peace lives. The ribbon cutting was Saturday, and was celebrated with much adieu!

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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5 comments on “Peace Like a River: Edisto Island, South Carolina
  1. calgriffin says:

    its scary taking a photo up there…I had a flat tire up there last year…I got a few good photos while I was changing my tire…nice shot:)

  2. Jennie Ann says:

    “Moved by the sacred places of this historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.” I for one am officially infected!!! We are coming down in May and I can’t wait!

  3. Jean Hanna says:

    This is wonderful. Keep these coming. I love to see these pictures and read your stories. This was my childhood beach, and beyond. So many good memories, family, friends, shabby beach house, wonderful food, week long rummy games! Memories flooding into me! Thank you, Charlotte!

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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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