Cemetery in Bridgetown

At the end of July, whilst on my honeymoon in Barbados we visited the cemetery of a cathedral that dates back to the 1600s.

Historic snowfall in historic Savannah!

Today I had the pleasure of witnessing the rare occurrence of snow in the lowcountry! It truly was surreal and beautiful. I will post more photos later in the week but at least wanted to share a few from the apartment on West Jones St where my fiancé and I are staying through this week….

Tabby Construction: Building the early Lowcountry

Equal parts oyster shell, sand, water and lime, examples of the concrete material known as tabby can still be seen throughout the Lowcountry. In particular this blog will focus on St. Simon’s Island, GA and the surrounding area. From the first time I noticed this unique material, I was fascinated. Functional and vernacular, the abundance…

April 5- Cleanup Day at Mallows Bay

This is a great opportunity to come visit this amazing site and learn about its history while helping the local environment. It will be more than just a cleanup day, hope to see you there!

The captivating salt marshes of St. Simons Island, GA: My Happy Place

“….Somehow my soul seems suddenly free From the weighing of fate an the sad discussion of sin, By the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of Glynn.” – Sidney Lanier, 1878 So wrote Sidney Lanier over a century ago about his beloved South, and today this feeling continues along the land…

Savannah Saturday: Haint Blue

There was a point in time when a certain hue was widely accepted as a means of protecting one’s home from the threat of spirits entering. The theory holds that these ghosts, called haints, cannot cross water. Thus, painting the exterior of a structure the color of water will trick these malicious haints into staying…

The Roberds Dairy: A glimpse into Savannah’s agricultural past

On a recent winter morning, I took a trip with some friends to explore the site of an abandoned dairy. I had no idea anything like this even existed in Savannah,  being such a humid and urban place it’s hard to imagine cows grazing on a marsh. But apparently they did, and there is proof…