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Day 12. Ode to the Light. Winter Solstice, 2017, a painting.

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Benne Seeds in the Lowcountry

It is my treat to pass on the amazing Charleston historian Nic Butler’s blog tonight:

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Dr. Henry Woodward and a New Archaeological site

A new archaeology site near Middleton Place is ‘ground zero’ for early English influence in S.C. SUMMERVILLE — Fresh digging a few miles north of Middleton Place has shed new light on one of the Carolinas’ earliest English settlements. Those

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On Poetry. Mary Oliver. A Thousand Mornings

Poet Mary Oliver’s new book of poems, ‘A Thousand Mornings.’ Written by Ray Waddle For The Tennessean When poet Mary Oliver comes out with a new book, I stop and take a look, not only because her poems are often

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The Wisdom of the Honey-Bee

“The Creator may be seen in all the works of his hands; but in few more directly than in the wise economy of the honey-bee.” – LL Langstroth Cousin Pinkney Mikell is nurturing local honey bees at his organic farm,

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Portal, a painting

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Love of the Land, the Science and the Art

Science finally confirms this basic human need, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. It certainly is my own experience, after living for two years on Edisto Island, the last undeveloped barrier island in South Carolina in Rosy the RV. Joseph Campbell,

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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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