But when I decided to take break from all the studying this afternoon, I looked outside and knew we were in for something really special; I grabbed my camera and waited for the show. See if you can spot the jetliner in the sunset – I bet the passengers had a spectacular view!
In Pebble Beach, California there is a “words-cannot-describe” 17 Mile Drive where you will find the famous Lone Cypress Tree. The drive is actually a gated, private drive with golf courses and beautiful homes – but for $10 you can drive through and see how the top 2% of the population lives. The tree alone is well worth the ten bucks – it’s over 250 years old and has become a symbol for this very wealthy region of of the Monterey Bay. The Lone Cypress Tree has been featured in movies, commercials, and is a favorite of tv camera crews during golf tournaments year after year.
My family knows that I’m far too distracted by the beauty of Highway 1 to be a responsible driver; so I have to be in the passenger seat whenever we take that route somewhere. If you don’t live in California, it’s hard to imagine the beauty, but it’s like this all along the entire coast of the state. In the Northern most parts of California, it’s mostly cows and pastures that get to take in the beautiful coastline; maybe that’s why they say “happy cows come from California’!!
We didn’t have much of a sunset this evening because of the fog, but last night, it was glorious! I tried to capture the sun reflecting off the Pacific but it didn’t come out as well as I hoped for; but it’s still beautiful!!
I’ve never been a huge fan of daylight savings time – for the obvious reason above… we live on a hill facing South West with a beautiful view of the Pacific and if I don’t leave work early now, I will miss all of this glory every evening. This shot was done with my Canon with no special filters, and no photo shop (just a little zoom). When the day is clear, we are treated with a beautiful sunset of pink, orange, purple, or red; each one a gift from God. The sunsets never cease to amaze me!
Back in the 1920’s and 30’s when San Francisco was still very young, the housing developers thought that the Saint Francis Wood area would be the suburbs; but its right in the city today! How could they have known that the city would grow to include the East Bay and Peninsula as the suburbs? I’m not complaining; we have big streets, fountains, and yards, just like you would expect to see in the suburbs. It’s too bad someone had to spoil the beautiful fountains this week, shame on you – whoever you are!
This is the view of the Olympic Club from my house where the 2012 US Open was held this past June. I am married to the greatest guy anyone could ask for and he’s an avid golfer and fan, so when he told me he had tickets to the US Open for the Friday of that week I tried to be happy…. but I’ve been traveling more than ever this year, and I got home around midnight on the evening before just so I could go with him (good heavens, I think we walked 36 holes as spectators), but I was a good sport and I don’t think he has any idea how I felt. Whew – good to get that off my chest 🙂