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Sacred Ground. McLeod Plantation, Charleston SC

When it becomes habit for us to be able to rattle off our individual histories it will calm our spirits…….-Whoopi Goldberg James Island, South Carolina. Twenty years after acquiring McLeod Plantation from the Willie McLeod estate, the Historic Charleston Foundation

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Small Houses Past and Present

Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it. – Leonardo Da Vinci There is a movement in today’s culture to return to a smaller house. Tiny House blog tells many stories of people simplifying and downsizing, for

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The Hutchinson House on Edisto Island

Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows/ Help us to see/that without the dust the rainbow/Would not be. – Langston Hughes This red-roofed handbuilt house on Point of Pines Road was built about 1885 by Henry Hutchinson for his bride, Rosa

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Edisto Island and Edingsville History 1864

“The silence of landscape conceals vast presence.” – John O’Donohue Waves rolling ashore on Edingsville Beach sing me to sleep at night. I am blessed. Two inlets separate the small island, now called Jeremy Cay: Frampton to the north and

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Sacred Ground, The McLeod Plantation, James Island, Charleston South Carolina

When it becomes habit for us to be able to rattle off our individual histories it will calm our spirits……. -Whoopi Goldberg It was hot and steamy that August when I arrived in Charleston from North Carolina, on pilgrimage. I

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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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