“Morning on the Creek”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Morning on the Creek, Tybee”, oil, 6 x 6”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

A quiet backwater creek at high tide on Tybee Island in early morning light.

Time on the Sea Islands, whether you’re on Edisto in SC, Tybee or St. Simons in GA, is measured by the rise and fall of the tides.

The ocean breathes in and the tide goes out leaving mud flats that pop and click with teeming life.

The ocean breathes out and the water comes rushing back in, covering the flats. The water moving through the tops of the marsh grass creating flickering light that captures all the colors of the sky.

Sitting and watching the change of tides is one of the most peaceful things I know of. Is there anything similar you like to watch??

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