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Pearls of Great Price

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
“But the pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods both.” – John Steinbeck, The Pearl Yesterday I…

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Dr. Henry Woodward, South Carolina colonist, English Explorer

Dear Readers! Today is January 18, 2015 and this is an older unfinished post about the very cool explorer Henry Woodward, credited with bringing rice into the South Carolina colony for one thing, so I think for now I am

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The Many Wives of Henry Woodward by Suzannah Smith Miles

This was written by my friend, Suzannah Smith Miles for the Moultrie News in Mt. Pleasant. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Suzannah Smith Miles Talk about the right stuff. Dr. Henry Woodward was quite a man – and in more

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Early Carolina. John Locke, Henry Woodward, and sensual Native Americans

“What we can know with any confidence derives from the experience of the senses.” – John Locke (1632-1704) from “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” I am an artist, not a formal historian, philosopher, or genealogist. My take on the world

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McLeod Plantation History on James Island

Historian Doug Bostick spoke about the McLeod Plantation at the meeting of the Town of James Island’s History and Preservation Committee on March 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm.  The meeting was held at the Town Hall Offices, located at 1238 B Camp Road, James Island,  South Carolina.  The following text was taken directly from the minutes: There are 99 known graves on the McLeod property, and other headstones in the Woodland area, and some

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation

Preserving the history of this culture, so rich in song and spirit is important. Today’s post is a request for action. Kindly log on to Washington Watch and say “Yes, funding this is important.” For more visit the pages at

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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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