We are blessed with amazing sunrises and sunsets here on Marylands Eastern Shore. So many days I find myself running outside, trying to catch the latest one. Each one seems even more beautiful than the last. Each one takes my breath away and leaves me feeling blessed to call this magical place my home. Guests at Combsberry are also sunset and sunrise chasers. I can see them as I am preparing breakfast in the early morning, or walking my dogs after work, rushing off to the dock to try to catch photos of that nights most glorious painting. I stumbled across this poem this evening, and it reminded me of Marylands most beautiful scenery. If you have not experienced a Chesapeake sunrise or sunset, you don’t know what you are missing! Some of the best may be viewed from our Oxford, Maryland dock and cuddled up next to your best friend with a hot cup of coffee or a chilled bottle of wine.
“Sunset has ringed the world with mist,
The bay is touched with amethyst,
The day is almost done
For, two by two, the grey cranes go
To the harbor in the marsh, below
Across the setting sun.
Each silver schooner lies at rest
Her tall spars black against the west,
Each weary sail is furled,
Above the wind, a last gull calls
While night like benediction, falls
God’s blessing on His world.”
~Genevieve Hinman Frazer