Along the sea coast of South Carolina one will find a series of shell rings that go from Florida to South Carolina and Northwards.
These ancient peoples were some of the first inhabitants of North America. The shell mounds and rings were first part of their refuse, but later became ceremonial area. They built their huts around the rings and would gather in the center for important gatherings. It is fascinating to walk along these ancient sites and think of people living here 4000 years ago.
|Oyster shell in the mud flats|
Julia Cameron speaks of artists dates to refill the well of the artist. Walks like these and new discoveries do that for us. It heightens our senses as artists and adds to our wealth of visual images. In essence it enriches us, the well from which art and expression flows.
|mold growing on decayed tree trunk|
|Oysters bleached in the sun at low tide|
|board walk around the shell ring and into the savannas|
|Vies of the expanse of the savannas|
|fungi growing on the forrest floor|
|play of shadows where the forrest meets the savannas|
|Lonely red wood cedar curved branch reaching outward|
|informative stations along the path|