Tabby construction …Oyster shells today

Tabby structures along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast date back to the 1700’s. The availability of oyster shells  made it inexpensive and if maintained can last for centuries.  Today over fishing and disease is having an impact on the oyster beds.

 

Georgia and South Carolina today have set up programs to recycle oyster shells today to preserve a healthy coastal ecosystem. To read more on this topic:

http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/adult-education/oyster-restoration/

http://score.dnr.sc.gov/deep.php?subject=6&topic=1

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In coastal communities today in general you may see crushed shells used in concrete driveways or walkways and sometimes for historic preservation of a structure.

Happy home buying, building and selling 🙂

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Cool ways to catch the eye of passerby’s…

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Bring home the colors of the sea, sands and sunsets

Folks in the Southeast USA get more than enough sunshine and vitamin D to keep their spirits high.  But even on a gloomy day you grab a can of cashews to increase your serotonin, and take a drive into one of the coastal communities and you will feel upbeat in no time at all.  Adding color to a house adds great curb appeal, personality and above all makes it a home.  A choice of paint color is not an impulsive move but more thought out like someone getting dressed to impress…..

Tip for travelers: If your on the I95, Georgia, South Carolina  and Florida all have unique coastal communities worth circling on your map for a scheduled stop.

 

 

 

Canopy of Oaks

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This long drive sets the tone for a relaxing atmosphere and very impressive “curb appeal”

 

Life is good on the farm

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Old homes are such a treat to tour.  It’s just so cool to see how folks managed without all the modern improvements. If I lived here the porch just might be my favorite place, especially in the rain with the pitter patter of a good southern rain storm.