Chilly but beautiful December beach sunrise at Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Had a busy morning work wise and also with taking a continuing education course. But I find there is nothing better to focus and energize me for the day, than taking a moment to breathe and enjoy the view. That’s especially important here in the lowcountry, as I realize that is why people want to mover here and buy real estate.
What do you think helps you to focus?
Having grown up in the mountains of North Central West Virginia, I know what a hard winter is like. It’s not just the extra cold weather and the snow, it’s also all the grey, sunless days that can wreak havoc on your soul.
So while it can get a bit chilly here in the Lowcountry during the winter, the days are full of sun and vivid colors. I love the gold Marsh Grass, the brilliant Carolina blue skies, the absolutely spectacular subsets, and the flowers that even bloom in the winter months. I hope you enjoy this photo of a couple of those flowers (hydrangea and camellia) from my own yard. They brighten my chilly days.
I love fall. But especially here in Bluffton. It’s magical. Hard to describe but I try via my photos and video. They speak for our quaint little community, better than I ever could.
Hope you enjoy this little video I made from our Bluffton Arts & Seafood celebration yesterday.
And if you or someone you know would like to live in such a wonderful place, please let me know. Happy to share this magical place with you!
Fall is the best time of the year in the lowcountry featuring the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival !
October is the beginning of my favorite time of year here in the lowcountry. The air literally changed last night from the end of summer to fall. Time for less crowds, spacious beaches, beautiful sunsets and the best seafood and oysters in the world!
In celebration of that, the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival is happening all week long. Check out all the events at culminating this weekend with the Street Festival on Calhoun St this Saturday and Sunday, showcasing our love for the lowcountry! Hope to see y’all there!
Delicate butterfly photo by Lori Bee after Hurricane Irma
It’s obvious this butterfly had a rough week. But I totally looked at it in amazement, thinking how strong that delicate creature really is, to have survived Irma.
We are all stronger than we think. Congrats on making it thru a rough week everyone and Happy Friday!
How are you going to put your love in action for Hurricane Harvey victims?
We saw love in action, here last fall in the lowcountry after Hurricane Matthew. My headline photo for this blog post is from my beloved Bluffton. We went thru quite a lot together last October and in the following months. And this graphic on the side of an old building in our historic sea village, still remains a symbol of us coming together and being strong for one another. Loving one another.
And I just knew I had to be strong and be involved with helping however I could when I saw Hurricane Harvey looming off the Texas shoreline. I don’t want anyone to feel alone. I want them to feel loved and know that we will take care of each other.
So I’ve been busy. I volunteered to help eXp agents affected by Hurricane Harvey. I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am, for an awesome team of colleagues and staff who are doing such an amazing job. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people.
Especially seeing some of our agents, like George Huntoon and Sondra Richard, amongst others, going out and coordinating/conducting rescues…..
Just wow! The whole “Cajun Navy” has been doing remarkable things, and George and Sondra are love in action! eXp will do whatever we can with the amazing resources our staff and fellow agents have, to help them show this amazing love across Texas and Louisiana.
And then tonight, I saw this:
I sobbed. Didn’t you? We’ve been so divided as a country in the last year or so. Some would argue a hundred years or more.
But it is so true. We need to see love. We need to recognize love. And that comes in all colors. Our country is amazing. We need to see that too. Let’s join together to do great things to help one another.
If you care to help eXp agents; some of whom have lost a little, some who have lost everything, and all will lose a lot of business over the coming months to years due to their commission based income, please consider giving to our corporate eXp Go Fund Me Hurricane Harvey account. Or give to the charity of your choice doing good things and showing love.
Put your love into action. Thank you.
Brief video and photos of Hunting Island and St. Helena Island, just outside of Beaufort, SC by Lori Bee.
I had an appointment out on St. Helena Island this morning. I love visiting the Sea Islands of St. Helena, Harbor, Fripp and especially Hunting Island. It’s like something lures my soul out there to recharge. And that is what I did today, just soaking all that beauty and peacefulness in.
Here is a link to just a little bit of history in a recent article by Travel+Leisure Magazine, and below is a short video of my stops today. But I’d love to personally show you a life you would love on the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Just let me know where your soul is calling you to Bee at the Beach.
SUP boarders heading out into the sunset to find a spot to do yoga on a tranquil May River night.
Lori Bee reflects on many treasured memories as she captures children enjoying beach playtime.
As an empty nester, I miss the days of ole, watching my children play on the beach. This moment watching another family visiting Hilton Head Island recently, brought back so many memories of years visiting here with my own family.
I did enjoy it then. And I treasure those memories even more now.
Photo of Happy Hour at the Beach by Lori Bee
Looks like pure happiness for the next couple of hours to me! 😀