Monday, October 30, 2023

Sunday in The Low Country

Sunday was a quiet day.

Affagato is always a nice way to start the day.  

Especially in the sweet Low Country Cider Company.


It was a quiet day.

I spent the evening in bed with a advance copy of Laurie R. King's next Mary Russell novel, THE LANTERN'S DANCE, which is excellent, and a bit of what my mom would have referred to as "traveler's tummy," not so excellent.

But . . . tummy is much improved this morning, and 

Life is Good

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Saturday in The Low Country


As usual, my day began with coffee on the porch and a visit with Moonpie.

Then I took a drive to find Pat Conroy's grave to pay my respects.

Then I visited The Penn Center.

The Brick Church is part of The Penn Center and is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote part of his "I Have a Dream" speech.

On my way back to MarshSong I spotted  church run seafood festival that looked, and smelled, too good to pass up.


Then it was time for a little more porch time with MoonPie and a phone chat with Donald.

I'm missing that cute guy of mine pretty bad.

We ended the day with the Wrap Up Reception at the Pat Conroy Literary Center.  

It was a perfect evening.

More pictures from this evening coming soon - check back!

Life is Good!

Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday in The Low Country


Another perfect day at The Pat Conroy Literary Festival.

The Literary Ladies of Southern Fiction discussion was a delight.

Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Cassandra King Conroy, Victoria Benton Frank, and Carrie Feron.

New friends  -  Mary Ellen Thompson, Hostess of MarshSong and Mike McFee

Life is Good

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Thursday in the Low Country


Today was a good day.

This is what I see when I first wake up.  A glorious Peter Max print I've somehow missed over the years.  I love it.

Some time with Moonpie. ❤

A drive down St. Helena Island

A sweetgrass basket that's going home with me.

A walk along the beach at Hunting Island and I found treasure!

Then back "home" to MarshSong.

Life is Good

The only thing that could have made this day better would been if Donald and Annabelle had been here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Wednesday Evening - Tim Conroy

 What a perfect day.

I spent most of my day on the porch with Moonpie.

We drank coffee, chatted, and just enjoyed the quiet magic of MarshSong.

Then Moonpie's mom, Mary Ellen, and I went into Beaufort to the Pat Conroy Literary Center for Tim Conroy's new book launch and reading for his second book of poetry, No True Route.

What's Kept Remembers You

We bought the desk at the store near the beach
and no matter where we live, I hear the waves.
The stapler I stole walks me into my favorite teacher.
An apron I hang on the closet door
takes me to the restaurant where I bartended.
The list includes an old bedside lamp,
and when I turn it on, I hear my Dad
yell at me to turn it off.
The books on the shelf are chapters of my life.
I don't have room for all the memories.
Things have gone quiet except for an old postcard
From a friend who died.

          - - - Tim Conroy, No True Route

Life is Good

MarshSong & Moonpie

This will be my view as I have my morning coffee for the coming week.


And this is my new friend, Moonpie

Moonpie and I are having our coffee on the porch and enjoying this little slice of what must be Heaven.

Life is Good