As Labor Day weekend ends and Charleston classrooms are well into their routines, the Lowcountry takes on a new flavor. The hue of the blue ocean darkens a shade, the waters find calmer days and the marsh grass begins its transformation to the beautiful mauve it will reach by November. Despite the sorrow of summer ending, new school years beginning and the clear passage of time, Charleston has many reasons to celebrate fall.
Oyster season begins in September, so plan your oyster roasts and stock up on shucker knives at www.charlestonshuckerco.com. With out of town visitors, don’t miss a walking tour with www.walkitcharleston.com. Kay will lead you through tucked away paths and hidden gems of our city. Tecovas on King St. is just the spot to get you boot-ready for Darius Rucker at Riverfront Park. And what would be a Lowcountry autumn if you don’t get on the water? www.coastalexpeditions.com is the place to rent kayaks and paddleboards to travel Shem Creek or the Intracoastal Waterway.
No matter where the Lowcountry takes you this fall, I hope you remember these words. By the one and only Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you might miss it.” So don’t miss it. Don’t miss the feeling, the play, and the person next to you. Slow down enough to be a part of what is happening right now.
In love and light always,