Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sky Watching by the Sea Shore

We went to Southern California to celebrate our son's birthday.
When asked how he would like to spend the day he suggested a trip to some of the south coast beach cities.
First stop was lunch in Laguna Beach at a restaurant with a great view of surf and sky.
After lunch we went down to the beach where someone was throwing treats for the gulls to catch in the air.
We drove farther north to catch the sunset from Balboa Island in Newport Beach.  While waiting for the sun to set we watched the boogie boarders and a child dancing in the fading light.
As the sun went down beneath the sea, two ships passed before it.
 As we turned to face the other way, the moon was rising as boats returned to the marina.
It was a good day for sky watching.

See other views of the sky at SkyWatch, Friday; hosted for us by Sandy and Sylvia.

13 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful pictures!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, it looks like a good time. A day at the beach is a good way to spend my birthday.

Sylvia K said...

A day at the beach is always the very best there is! Wonderful captures, Martha! I love the young one dancing on the beach and what an incredible way to end your day!! The moon is awesome!! Hope you've had a great week!

Barb said...

A nice birthday excursion for your son and some great sky watching!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos, a lovely place to visit

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the sea shore. A fantastic mix of different sky shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a perfect day -- family, beautiful water, beautiful sky -- and your photos make a perfect series!

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos,Martha!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

what a perfect day it was.

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Karen said...

Splendid anfd that sunset is gorgeous!

http://www.p-ter.be said...

lovely to see!
Beautiful pictures!

EG CameraGirl said...

So beautiful! I love that sea of blue umbrellas.