Thursday, March 5, 2009

Skywatch Friday # 34

Back in early January, my family and I visited Elkhorn Slough Reserve on a late Sunday afternoon. My daughter Red (aka Heidi) and I took a relatively short trail around the Reserve knowing it was close to closing time. This old "barn" looks like it had been used for storing grain. But it also shows that before this land became Elkhorn Slough Reserve it used to be private farmland.
As we got near the end of the trail the sun was setting, and as we looked westward we could see the PG&E stacks across the way in Moss Landing. At first we weren't sure it was going to be much of a sunset. But Mother Nature proved us wrong.
Below you can see in the far distance many birds flying around, probably getting ready to find a roost for the night.
All is quiet now, and we needed to hurry out of the Reserve, because it was past closing time.

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15 comments:

Lynne said...

Such pretty sunsets!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful,vibrant sunset colors.
Blessings,Ruth

Linda in Erie said...

Beautiful! The golden color of the sunsets in the golden state is awesome!

Arlene said...

Really beautiful set of sunset photos! Thanks for sharing, Mary. :)

I got sunset too this week.

Jew Wishes said...

Each photo is beautiful, and filled with nice tones and light.

Wren said...

Beautiful, Mary, especially the light in that last one. Did you see any otters this trip?

angela said...

It looks like a great place to spend the day and what a glorious sunset..

Carol said...

Great photos...love that barn..we see alot of barns in OH...beautiful sunset shots...

MaineBirder said...

Love this series of photos! Great job!

Red said...

I still feel bad for making that guy wait for us, even if we weren't the very last to leave the reserve!

Mary C said...

Thank you, everyone for all your lovely comments.

Arlene, Jew Wishes, angela, Carol, MaineBirder -- I'll be sure to drop by your blogs, too. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Red - I felt bad, too, but I think they are used to it. I'm sure they don't want to discourage anyone from revisiting.

vincibene said...

Beautiful golden series! I love the second picture!

Mel said...

Hola Mary!
That sunset is so beautiful! I don't get to see many, I'm still at work when it happens :(
Besos,
Mel

mon@rch said...

Such perfect colors! WOW great photos my friend!

Mary C said...

vincibene - thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, I think the second photo is probably my favorite, too.

Oh, Mel - I do hope you get to see some beautiful sunsets, too. But, for now, your days are getting shorter instead of longer like ours - right?

Thanks, monarch! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

 

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