Day is Dying in the West…

Newport Beach, California 

Life Guard Tracks

Day is dying in the west,

Sunset on shore

Heav’n is touching earth with rest,

Sunset in windows

Wait and worship while the night

Golden Sand

Sets her evening lamps alight

Streaks

Through all the sky.

…Mary A. Lathbury, 1877

47 thoughts on “Day is Dying in the West…

  1. Julia Jackson (aka Helva)

    What lovely illustrations to one of my favourite hymns from way back. Blessings, and thank you.

    Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      I felt so badly, Helva, that in my enthusiasm I forgot to credit Mary Lathbury, 1877, as the author of the great hymn, Day is Dying in the West. I added the credit earlier today. I am so happy to hear that you also are familiar with, and really appreciate this beautiful old hymn. Thank you for letting me know. ox

      Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      Thank you, Marie. I really love my sunsets. One of the things that pleases me the most is seeing how many people come down to the shore just to enjoy that particular time of day. It’s quite moving. I’m very glad you enjoyed the photos and the lovely old hymn. ox

      Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      You can’t “mess up” and ocean with coastline, can you, Nancy! I have to take a lot of photos to refer to when I’m at home. I refer to Newport Beach as my “happy place.” :-)

      Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      I failed to note the author of the hymn, Charlie, which I amended later this afternoon. The old hymn was written by Mary Lathbury in 1877. I felt bad that I didn’t give Mary credit. :-) I’m glad you enjoyed the photos, too, my friend.

      Reply
  2. Cindy Montgomery

    These are beautiful! I hope that you are enjoying your week and finding time for as much rest as you do fun!

    Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      I spend every evening on the sand (and it’s a bit cold) taking photos of the sunset. I can’t see a good horizon from my home, so this time at the beach really satisfies that craving, at least for a while. I’m glad I could share with you. ox

      Reply
  3. booklovinggrandma

    There’s something about a beautiful sunset. Whether it provides a wonderful conclusion to a perfect day or is a beginning to a lovely evening, this magnificent daily phenomenon is always a feast for the eyes. Thank you for again liking my blog.

    Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      We have a little joke that we come to the beach one week a year so we can have a week of sunsets! Our home is in suburban Los Angeles surrounded by a great many trees. We do love our trees, but I rarely see a good sunset! And I do really enjoy your blog. I’m paying very close attention to your book reviews. My oldest granddaughter just finished Kindergarten and I am making lists of the books you recommend so that I always have a good suggestion. :-) Thank you!

      Reply
  4. Time With Thea

    This is such a lovely post Debra. i love how you combined the beautiful message with the equally beautiful photography. Thank you for such an inspiring post! ~Thea

    Reply
  5. Linda, A Nature Mom

    My brother lived for several years in Corona del Mar. He and his family rented a home on the cliffs overlooking the bay and Newport Beach, and I visited them often. Such a lovely area! Thank you, again, for bringing back fond memories.

    Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      I’m sorry it took me so long to respond, Linda, but I am so glad to share the sunsets from the beach with you. I love Corona del Mar. There was a brief time when my parents considered buying there, and I still give them a bad time for choosing not to! LOL! I’m very pleased we can vacation there. I don’t need to be greedy. Ha!

      Reply
    1. Three Well Beings Post author

      Sunset is my favorite time of day, Tricia. I have difficulty getting a clear sight of the horizon from home, but when I’m at the ocean’s edge, that’s my best opportunity. I’d glad I could share with you. ox

      Reply

I always enjoy hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s