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Rooted in the Lowcountry

“The setting is enchanting enough to charm cobras out of baskets.”  – Pat Conroy Is it the languidity?  Or the lack of straight lines? Perhaps it is the hanging moss, the massive twisting tree trunks, the winding creeks. The birdsong.

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God. The Sea Island Gullah Church

“Let mornin’ star greet you on yo prayin’ groun’” – Gullah prayer They are preachin’ in rhyme, singin’ in rhythm and prayin’ in time. The Sea Island, Gullah Church, evolved from a slave culture, and something about it all is

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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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