Friday, October 1, 2010

Not just any day



Sunrise.

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Sunset.



The passing storm






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Sometimes Southern California gets dramatic, and my favorite times of day are those moments when the sun is rising or setting. There wasn't a lot of rain with this system but there sure was a show.
Tomorrow, my daughter and I are going to see a different spectacular show--All That Skate with Olympic ice skaters including Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, Stephane Lambiel, Johnny Weir and Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo. Excited much? Oh, yeah.
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And, oh my, I notice that almost 300 people pressed the little follow button on this blog. I never dreamed so many wonderful people would drop by. I'm going to have to throw a party. With prizes, of course, when I get there. Thank you all!

13 comments:

paulgreci said...

Nice show!!
Enjoy the skating tomorrow:-)

Valerie Geary said...

Boo-tea-ful!

storyqueen said...

Have fun at the show!

And that storm was something yesterday! I can still hear the screams of 120 Kindergartners every time the thunder boomed. (Some of them had never heard thunder before.)

Wild day, for sure.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Paul: Thanks! I'm quite excited.

@Valerie: Thank you!

@Shelley: It was a booming day, for sure, as was some of today. Lucky you to be with 120 kindergartners!
I'm planning to have soooo much fun tomorrow. :D

Tabitha Bird said...

Congrats on the followers :)

And those photos- WOW. That sky sure is full of drama! Love it.

Donna said...

Ooooooh! Gorgeous photos.

Bish Denham said...

Beautiful photos! I hope your day with the skaters was WONDERFUL!

Jemi Fraser said...

The skating show sounds fabulous - you'll be seeing some terrific talent!! :)

Love the pics!

Laraine Eddington said...

One thing Arizona shares with CA is a spectacular sky, unobscured by too many trees, almost always lit up by the sun. I love your pictures and am glad you appreciate the view as I do.

The Words Crafter said...

Oh, I just love clouds and skies...great photos. I'm behind the times; I only recognized one name on the skaters list! The last time I watched, I think it was the '84 Olympics in Yugoslavia! And Scott Hamilton...a long time ago, for sure.

I hope you have a fantastic time at the show!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I loved this storm. Thunder and lightning is so rare. RAIN is so rare! I treasure it every time it shows up. Have fun watching the skaters!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Tab: Nature's drama is the best!

@Donna & Bish & Jemi: Thank you!

@Laraine: The wide-open vistas make for great sky shows, you're right.

@WordsCrafter: The jumps have become so spectacular in recent years, and these were all top Olympians, so it was stunning.

@Sherrie: Me, too, it was a storm to love!

VR Barkowski said...

So gorgeous. No artist can compare to nature.