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An evening at the Point

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This is love;
to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet.

~ Rumi

Sunset at the Point yesterday.
Sunset at the Point yesterday.

It was a last minute decision.  M and I sprinted out of the house yesterday evening and drove down to the Point to watch the sunset.  At first we weren’t going to go because it looked as though the clouds would be too thick out to the west.  When that happens, you might get a hint of color, but mostly the sun just goes down with little fanfare.

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When we got there, we noticed something floating on the water.  It turned out to be foam.  I’m not sure where the foam came from since the water was so calm.  Perhaps sea foam made its way to the bay and into the sound and from there, into the river.

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It was a beautiful, peaceful evening, and I think I’ll just let the images speak for themselves (with a little Rumi thrown in for good measure).

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That’s how you came here, like a star without a name.  Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights.

~ Rumi

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Stop acting so small.  You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

~ Rumi

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Thank you for joining me down at the Point.  Today’s clouds may lend themselves to an equally spectacular show this evening.  Let’s run down to the Point again, and see what happens.  Sunset, which was at 7:11 PM yesterday, is at 7:09 PM tonight.  It’s breezy, and once the sun goes down, it gets quite cool, so bring a light jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater.  I’ll be there a little early, walking along the beach if the tide isn’t high and covering it.


Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

One last glimpse before we leave.
One last glimpse before we leave.

Today’s joys:  The doc’s office calling with great lab results; a visit to the dentist that also went well; the little things I do to take care of myself; a lovely breeze; big, puffy clouds.


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

21 thoughts on “An evening at the Point

    1. Thank you, PhilosopherMouse. 🙂 It was 92° on the porch today. We haven’t closed our pool yet because the water is still warm, and we have a warm-up coming this week. Summer is in no hurry to leave.


    1. Thank you so much, Barbara. 🙂 I am so glad to hear that about the sunsets. Sometimes I’m afraid I post too many of them and that they will get boring. When I’m there, witnessing a sunset, it’s never boring at all, but I suspect too many images could be.


  1. I love the idea of you sprinting to catch the sunset. The timing is almost right to catch it on my way to work, it’s sometimes difficult to time myself into the right position for a good picture though, so I find myself rushing between the good spots on the way.
    Sometimes it’s disappointing when the best part of the light show is behind the buildings, but that makes it all the more rewarding when I get it right. 🙂

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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