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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 Power of Place

Places have power – not only the physical power of sheer presence, but the emotional clout to alter our moods. – Martha Beck

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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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Ponds, a poem by Mary Oliver

Art, too, is just a way of living. – Ranier Maria Rilke Ponds – by Mary Oliver Every year the lilies are so perfect I can hardly believe their lapped light crowding the black, mid-summer ponds. Nobody could count all

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Edisto Island is Poetry

It is weight that gives meaning to weightlessness. -Isamu Noguchi Edisto Island, a place of uncommon natural beauty, is poetry. From the twenty miles of serpentine highway to the sea, through Tarzan-and-Jane jungles of dark forest, past the genuine Serpentarium,

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Live Oak Trees as Dancing Women

“In sacred space everything is done so that the environment creates a metaphor.” Joseph Campbell Charleston simply oozes story and history. So does nearby Edisto Island, the last undeveloped sea island in South Carolina. The Gullah elders called the island

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What’s this?

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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