Five Things I Learned While Paddling a Kayak

Paddling a kayak through Lowcountry creeks, rivers and estuaries is an experience to be savored. It is an experience ripe with expectation and anticipation of seeing nature in action. To me, the chance to paddle through a pod of dolphin and coming eye to eye with these magnificent mammals, to experience the peaceful quiet of […]

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Moving Day

On this day 17 years ago, I was consumed with loss and everything being left behind. I faced the future with dread. Little of my emotion was focused on the excitement of exploration and the new experiences that lay ahead.  You can read more about this in my previous post Relocate, Reinvent, Reroot, Rebloom, Relax! Today […]

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A Walk in My Spring Garden

The weather in Beaufort County has been unseasonably cold, delaying Spring’s arrival.  Infrequent warm days, though, have brought about the most incredible blooms and new growth.  During one of these warm days I took a walk around my garden and witnessed the glory of nature’s heartbeat and resolute cycle of life. It has taken me some time to appreciate […]

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Farmer’s Market Meal – Anniversary Dinner

Many farmer’s markets have opened in the towns throughout Beaufort County. The Port Royal Farmer’s Market is a favorite Saturday morning destination and is one of many weekly markets offered throughout the Lowcountry. Costra Rota Cheeses – a slice of sheep’s milk cheese with a delicious nutty flavor – for a snack! Cup to Cup […]

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For the Love of the South Part 2

Originally posted on MOLLIE JO:
And the trip continues… Beaufort Beaufort, SC is a CHARMING place. It was recently rated America’s Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living Magazine – and it’s easy to see why!  Similar to Savannah, we got a lot of recos from the Design Sponge city guide for Beaufort. The cottage that…

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Relocate. Reinvent. Reroot. Rebloom. Relax!

This blog is for the many who dream or are living the dream of retirement in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Sixteen years ago I was a reluctant transplant who struggled with leaving a homestead, family, career and friends – a life well lived (or so I thought it was) and a lifetime of investment – to trade it all in for […]

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