Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature…California dreamin’

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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It’s another first Monday and we’re back at “Nature” as the theme for the Mobile Photography Challenge.  I can’t believe it’s already July!  Today I head back to Illinois from an amazing trip to California (and that’s not the California trip of the 60’s.)  On the first day, we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway.  When night approached, we were ready to stop for the night, but there were people sitting on the ridges, waiting for the sunset.  This photo is proof that they were right.  It was worth the stopping before we moved on to rest for the night.

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

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The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.
Olivia Howard Dunbar, The Shell of Sense

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Comments
  1. babaji301 says:

    Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  2. That’s a really amazing photo. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the early morning portrait of the California sky. It’s a majesty example of Mother Nature’s palette and her effect upon us. Happy Photo Challenge.

    • There are so many beautiful sunsets, Sally, and they bring such joy to my heart. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. Heading back to Illinois today after a wonderful time here.

      janet

  4. Wonderful image, Janet!

  5. Angeline M says:

    Hope you had a grand time here. That sunset is more than beautiful, and I love that quote!

  6. Sunset is such a special time of day. So entrancing a bit like your photo. Absolutely love the quotes in this post. They are great descriptive words. Janet, I wonder if you’d mind if I used the second quote on my proverbial thursday post ( quotes and proverbs each week), linking back to your blog for credit?

  7. Leya says:

    Oh, this is just wonderful.

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