Monday, February 11, 2008

Clouds and Rice

Yesterday the wind was so high that I offered to drive my number two daughter home about 5:pm. On the way, I noticed the clouds were so beautiful I just had to have a picture. I headed up the highway, thinking I could find a good spot for a photograph near the park. Well, traffic was pretty heavy and I didn't really make it. I was aiming for the clouds low to the horizon. They had a dark layer on the bottom, and were white on top. By the time I reached the park, the white was turning pink, the clouds seemed even lower, and the traffic was heavy, so I took a shot through the windshield instead of getting out. But as I rounded the curve past the park, I glanced into my rearview mirror and saw an orange sky. OK. I had to turn around and head the other way, toward the bay. Made it just as the sun was sinking into the water.

Normally, I don't go driving at sunset. I don't see at all well in the dark, so for the sake of the general driving public, I stay off the roads. But I wasn't far from home this time, and I made it back before I turned into a pumpkin.

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Lisa said...

i'm so glad you decided to be bad and stay out too late. ;) That sunset is gorgeous. Thank you soooo much for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Bobbie - I just dropped in to get caught up. Beautiful sunset - well worth the chase. And that is one seriously cute 3 year-old grandson! I especially enjoyed your poetry posting.

Thanks for the visit... Deb

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Hi there, Good morning!

What a beautiful sky! I love sunrises and sunsets. I don't see well at night either, so I'm another one who tries to avoid it. I do make an exception for sunrises. There isn't much traffic around here, so it's not really a problem.

Lovely posting. I felt like I was a passenger in your car!

Shelly said...

Bobbie, both photos are great. I like the guardrail and the grasses in the wind as much as I like the sunset, it makes me want to go to the beach this evening.

Dianne said...

Love the sunset photo bobbie, thank you for sharing it.

I will check out the rice link.

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

K....i have tried to comment back on your blog SOOOOO many times today!

argghh - darn thing called WORK keeps get n in my way! ;-)

thank you for coming by!!!

i have truly enjoyed your blog as well!!

so nice to see that people read the side bar stuff....mine is very cluttered - i figured people don't even bother with it...heheheheee!

i am so with you - one race - HUMAN! oh YEA!

my son is a mixture of several cultures - and I hope to teach him this.... ;-)


a-licious xoxoxox

Crayons said...

Hi Bobbie
Thanks for sharing these photos. What a treat. I don't have any clear horizon line where I live.