Showing posts with label river. Show all posts
Showing posts with label river. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Morning On The May River ...

“These are the days that must happen to you.”
            ~ Walt Whitman
               ~ 1819-1892
A fisherman takes in the quiet beauty of a late October morning in the Lowcountry along the May River at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina.

A sign on the pier cautions, “Slow You Are Responsible For Your Wake.” A wake is the term for the disturbed water left behind as a boat moves through the water.

Bluffton is situated on the north bluff of the May River, giving the Beaufort County town its name. The river winds through the Old Town area of Bluffton, which locals call “the last true coastal village of the South.”

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Long, Hot Summer Slowly Moves Along ...

“The long hot summer
Seems to know every time you’re near
And a touch of the trees gently stirs all the trees
And a bird wants to please my ear …

And meanwhile,
The long hot summer slowly moves along.

Oh so slowly moves along.”
   ~ Theme from the 1958 film
 “The Long, Hot Summer” starring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, based in part on three works by one of my favorite authors, William Faulkner (1867-1962), Southern American author and Nobel Prize Laureate
        ~ Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, composed by
 Alex North, recorded by Jimmie Rodgers

The Schuylkill River meanders around the bend along the Schuylkill River Trail in historic Hamburg, Pennsylvania on a late June afternoon. The river slowly moves along in summer, my most favorite of seasons, through the town officially founded in 1787 and named after Hamburg, Germany.

Blue Mountain, also called the Kittatinny Ridge, can be seen in the distance.