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Watch Night.

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Watch Night. An anniversary. Pray and Resolve.

Happy New Year, my friends! Watch Night is an African American Lowcountry tradition, celebrating the 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation this year. Watch Night in Charleston South Carolina , click this link to read a beautifully written piece by

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Charleston on Foot. Walk, bike, bus!

The wheels on the bus go round and round, / round and round, / round and round. / The wheels on the bus go round and round, / all through the town. Ever interested in adventure it seems, I recently

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Charlotte’s Art! Come visit me! 57 Broad Street.

Art! Tonight’s Art Walk is 5-8pm. I will be there! I am thrilled to have my work finally downtown, on Broad Street, at Spencer Art Gallery ll. Jerry and Catherine Spencer have two galleries there, full to the brim with

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Spring in Charleston, South of Broad.

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Peonies. A poem by Mary Oliver

This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open– pools of lace, white and pink– and all

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The Gateway Walk, Paris in Charleston SC

Paris in Charleston? It’s why I am here. This historic American city is beautiful and nuanced. Charleston’s Gateway Walk celebrates an anniversary today. On April 10th in 1930, The Garden Club of Charleston opened this public downtown garden walking path.

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Art is Everywhere! How to be a Traveler not a Tourist

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” — Susan Sontag

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Spring in Charleston, SC

Thank you God for most this amazing day, for Mary Oliver’s poems, for spring, and for eyes to see. It was spring and finally I heard him among the first leaves— then I saw him clutching the limb in an

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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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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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