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THE MAY RIVER AT SUNSET — October 18, 2010 by Diane Dean White

Posted in A WOMAN'S VOICE,INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES AND ANECDOTES by doloresayotte on October 18, 2010
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The beauty that surrounds us seems endless at times, and yet I’ve learned that beauty is truly an individual perception. The ocean and its bouncing waves and strong rip currents are often threatening and yet on the same evening we might find the tranquility of a river quite peaceful. A true testimony of the goodness God has provided in His Creation.
A rough old road that runs past a country church takes us to a view along the May River. The river is wide, nothing like the ocean, and yet it goes into the ocean and runs parallel to the Savannah River, a few miles away. The old fishing hut and boats have closed down for another day, and in the early evening hours we watch as the sunset begins to sink into the horizon. The shrimp boats that can be seen along this part of the river, are often docked by late afternoon, to start their early run in the morning. And the old oyster company down the river will bring their crew in for another day.
It is a favorite spot that my husband and I come to and enjoy. We have the solitude and beauty surrounding us. An old boat that is seldom used, yet no one has bothered to remove it, adds charm to the setting beneath a towering oak tree with hanging moss.
As if by prior agreement a great egret swoops down into the water and picks up a fish displaying his wide wings and magnificent glide in the evening air for our enjoyment. We hear a whippoorwill in the distance and watch the sinking sun bid farewell to another day. We think of the years past and talk of the dreams we have for the days to come. We just bask in the stillness of the evening and thank the Lord for the blessings of another day.
© Diane Dean White 2007 

Thanks for the great post Diane.  To learn more about Diane, please visit her website:  www.DianeDeanWhite.com 

Diane is a former newspaper reporter and author of two books.  She contributes to various publications and shares heartwarming stories with readers.  She and her husband Stephen, reside in Florida.


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  1. hope_rising said,


    first off, that picture is beautiful, I want to go there and sit for a while! I would probably sit in that old boat and let it rock me.

    I love the simplicity of this post, it’s relaxing just reading about your evening with your husband. I think you are right that beauty is an individual perception, but in this one case I do agree with yours. I’m so happy for you to have such moments with someone you love. what a gift!

    • Hi Hope…Diane is in the process of moving so she doesn’t have her computer connected right now. I would like to thank you on her behalf. Thanks kiddo for dropping by! HTH 🙂

  2. Barb Newman said,

    Another lovely vicarious moment in my day..Thanks for that!!

  3. Love the picture and the article. Love the old country road and church as well as all the water 🙂 Blessings, Barb

  4. Susan said,

    Very beautiful, restful picture and post. I needed this peaceful moment of tranquility today. Thank you!
    Blessings, Susan

  5. Judith said,

    Just want to add my appreciation of the beautiful photograph of the river and the words that you wrote. Thank you, Judith

    • Thanks for stopping by Judith! 🙂

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