Showing posts with label Lowcountry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lowcountry. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dixieland Rock ...


“… The Dixieland rock (Dixieland rock)
Well, the Dixieland rock (Dixieland rock)
Let your hair down, sugar shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me …”
                          ~ “Dixieland Rock”
              ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley 
              for the “King Creole” soundtrack
                                ~ 1958
The rhythm of local musicians brings a touch of Dixieland rock to the Bluffton Farmer’s Market on a warm October afternoon in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

On a personal note, I brought a dried cotton stalk bought at the market home with me to Pennsylvania, and luckily it survived the airplane flight without getting crushed! Today it is in a vase in my livingroom reminding me of Dixie, “the land of cotton.”

Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence Streets and through Carson Cottages, this family friendly market showcases local growers, local food vendors, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the Bluffton area.

The outcome of a grassroots movement that began in 2006, this vibrant market opened in 2008 at the Bluffton Oyster Company Park on the May River and was managed by volunteers. Because of the huge public response and its potential growth, the market moved to its present location. The current site not only serves the public better but also promotes downtown Bluffton merchants to tourists and locals alike.

The market, located in the Historic Bluffton Arts District in Old Town Bluffton, has been an overwhelming success. The Arts District features distinct galleries and offers an experience of eclectic mix of art and artists located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry tucked between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Southern Sundance ...


“But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.”
           ~ Gwyn Thomas
              ~ 1936-2016
   ~ Welsh poet, academic and a
           former National Poet for Wales
Sunlight dances through the trees and Spanish Moss as two walkers in the distance bask in the beauty of a gorgeous late October afternoon at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 4,053-acre national wildlife refuge located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, between the mainland and Hilton Head. 

Pinckney Island NWR, established December 4, 1975, was once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer active in South Carolina politics from 1801-1815. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Soliloquy On A Southern Shore ...


“I stood face to face with the moon and the ocean and the future that spread out with all its bewildering immensity before me.”
           ~ Pat Conroy
              ~ 1945-2016
A man stands at the edge of the shore of the Atlantic Ocean at Folly Field Beach Park, Hilton Head Island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina on a beautiful late October morning.