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Memories of Bonneau

Painting by C Ford Riley. Memories of Bonneau For a Georgia boy whose hunting resume read “Squirrels Only,” I was stepping in high cotton. I had never shot a deer. The boss of bosses, John Cullar, also a Georgian, believed with all his heart that writers need to experience what they write about. I refer […]

Artist Michael B. Karas

It’s tempting when viewing a Michael B. Karas painting to insert yourself into the frame — so adept is he at nailing a moment, a mood and what a landscape feels like. Those of us who feel transfixed or more likely transported by Karas’ creations have plenty of company. His works have been exhibited in […]

Spartina Grass

Photo by Marge Agin “To describe our growing up in the low country of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open you an oyster with a […]

Black & Blue Oysters

Inspired by Chef Matthew Roher Ingredients 2 dozen shucked fresh oysters 4 ounces small chunks of country ham scraps, chopped small 3 ounces blue cheese 1 tablespoon balsamic syrup (see note below) 4 ounces mild blackening seasoning 1 ounce all purpose flour 3 ounces heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter thin cut scallions for garnish Arrange […]

The Lone Oysterman

The wilderness areas of our coastal terrain are spiritual sanctuaries and places of unparalleled beauty that evoke a sense of awe and reverence for our natural world. Through his photography, Andrew challenges us to take a closer look at the natural world around us with a fresh perspective. We look not as detached observers, but […]

Beaufort, S.C.

There is a place abounding in wildlife and natural beauty, with rivers, streams, marshes and islands, where daily life revolves around the ebb and flow of the tides. Its a road less traveled into one of our country’s last unspoiled places, rich in folklore, history, and spectacular beauty. These pages capture the very essence of […]

Celebrate the South

Often Sunday afternoons had to do with driving down dirt roads with sleeping dogs, houses painted blue to ward off evil spirits, natives picking vine ripened tomatoes in the vast fields of St. Helena Island and the sounds of Gullah hymns rising from a nearby church. Its about Wednesday nights at the infamous Beaufort Yacht […]

The Land of Shrimp, Collards & Grits

Welcome to the land of shrimp, collards and grits! Among the many islands of Beaufort County is one that bears the name Ladys. This is where Pleasant Point Plantation stretches along the twists and turns of the Beaufort River. It was 1971 when I first crossed the little causeway at Pleasant Point leading up to […]