Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Melones Reservoir



While camping at New Melones Reservoir last week we went down to the lake to watch the sun set.
We saw these turkey vultures looking for a roost for the night.







As the sun slipped behind the hills, the sky lit up with color.

See more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

39 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful Sky!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Diane AZ said...

What a fantastic place to watch the sunset. Stunning pictures!

Ginnymo said...

What a beautiful sunset Martha!! I always see lots of those Turkey Vultures here also but never saw any come down to land. I wonder what they eat?? Do they swoop down and get small animals or eat small turkeys?? Ha!

Sylvia K said...

Glorious way to end a day, Martha, and an awesome capture! Always look forward to your posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. The second shot is breathtaking.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Wonderful colours!

Sivinden said...

Beautiful shot!

ewok1993 said...

a fantastic sunset. it is camping season already. i should consider going camping this year.

Karen said...

Wow...one of the most gorgeous sunset shots I have seen. Bravo!

Riet said...

WOW WOW that red sky is beautiful. What a great shot

Gaelyn said...

That is a Beautiful sky!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous sky, Martha. Just spectacular!

Kay L. Davies said...

Great shot of the turkey vultures, Martha, and an absolutely stunning sunset.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

clairz said...

Stunning sunset shot!

eileeninmd said...

The vultures are great to watch as they glider around the sky. Your second shot is amazing, the colorful clouds are gorgeous. beautiful sunset and photo.

Lew said...

Beautiful sunset across the water!

Stan said...

Outstanding sunset --super colors and excellent framing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful sunset Martha! When we see "buzzards" circling we always joke about needing to get up and move around, so they'll know we're alive ;>)

Linda Reeder said...

The photo is wonderful, but even beter must have been watching the beautiful sky change.

Light and Voices said...

This photo has cloud movement in it. Wonderful way to end the day. What a magnifient image.
Joyce M

Barb said...

The sky lit up the lake, too! What a magnificent sunset, Martha. Just awesome.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tammie said...

so very gorgeous!

FjÀllripan said...

What a beautiful sunset!!

Carver said...

The sunset is gorgeous and I also like the birds in flight.

forgetmenot said...

What an amazing sky--too beautiful. How lucky you were to be right there, camera in hand. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Luna Miranda said...

oh, spectacular sky!

Joyful said...

Wow! Two beautiful photos.

Spiderdama said...

Oh, what a wonderful and colorful view. Must have been great to sit there and watching the sunset.

Janie said...

Beautiful sunset!

EG Wow said...

Wow! That kind of colour is rare! Very cool, Martha!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Perfect.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

An incredible colorful photo. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

If I believe that man who predicted the Kingdom coming, and looking at your sky? I might believe him.

Francisca said...

That's a wow sunset, Martha.

ester said...

Amazing photos!

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Phil said...

Looks like a great environment to camp Martha with the bonus of a flight of Turkey Vultures too!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Gorgeous scenery, Martha!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sunset -- lovely place to camp. Vultures are sure prettier when they're circling than when they're on the ground doing their job ;>)....