Friday, October 1, 2010

Not just any day





The passing storm


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.

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!


Anonymous said...

Nice show!!
Enjoy the skating tomorrow:-)

Valerie Geary said...


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!

Unknown 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!

Sherrie Petersen 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.