The Lowcountry

You notice the change as you approach the coastline.... 

Tidal marshes connect the southern coast of South Carolina with Georgia in the geographic region known as the Lowcountry

The air feels thick, the pungent smell of salt air and tidal marshes drawing you in.

 

Once known for its agricultural wealth in rice and indigo, today the area’s natural beauty and cultural heritage makes for strong tourism. 

 

Haunting and mysterious shrouds of Spanish moss


The low country.

So named for this cultural and geographic region along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, where marsh becomes mudflat as the fast tides ebb and flow.



It feels low. 


The Avenue of the Oaks, St. Simons Island, Georgia

The views widen to reveal open marshland and just as quickly disappear behind thick tree lines of pine and evergreen. The majestic live oaks silently share stories of their generations, filtering sunlight through the shrouds of moss they wear, like mourning veils. 

 

I feel small beneath the tall canopy.

A majestic live oak guards an old family graveyard in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


There’s a distinct haunted feeling I can’t escape, like the ghosts of past souls, or the massive oak trees, have secrets to share. 


The people, the history, the food...

and the love that surrounds me....

I’m not sure what it is exactly that grabbed me so hard.

The beautiful Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, South Carolina

Whatever it is, I am spellbound..