We live on a small island. Not much escapes us. But when a casual conversation with new friends at our local Starbucks turned from computer hacking to Christmas decorating, my ears pricked up.
Weather – the universal conversation starter. Whether you’re chatting with a neighbor down the block, or a total stranger on the other side of the globe, everyone talks about the weather.
What are the chances? On a small island like St. Simons, that not just one, but two talented artists, enjoy carving soulful and whimsical faces into the bark of oak trees.
Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, even The Beach Clan on St. Simons Island, Georgia. There’s a fun tradition on the island – the decorating of the Totem of The Beach Clan.
When living in Dallas, Texas, we learned that every day was a perfect day for chili. However, on the East Coast, it’s more of a cool-weather warmup dish. And on St. Simons Island last weekend, 47°F and blustery winds made it a perfect day for chili … and a chili cook-off. Fifteen enthusiastic teams competed …
TOTEM – an object representing an animal or plant that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family or clan.
Cicadas hummed loudly in the trees and marsh frogs croaked their summer song while we admired the latest Tree Spirit, The Lady of Belle Point. Of the 11 Spirits we’d located so far, only one had been female. A few days ago, in a marsh-side subdivision north of Brunswick, Georgia, we found the 11th Tree …