Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Fabulous Sunset


Today was a gorgeous day, and the cream on top was a fabulous sunset that I could see right from my front door. The colors in winter seem to be so much more intense. It looked as if the sky was on fire.


This is what I saw when I looked Southwest. However, when I turned my head to the Southeast I saw this:


I love these eucalyptus trees, although they are quite messy trees. Their smell, however, is unique and unmistakable.

To the west, the sky was all pink and purple. It quite took my breath away.


And this is how all this was reflected in the birdbath:

19 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carola,
This is splendorous and gorgeous--and makes me homesick for California!!! I hope you're having a beautiful holiday season!!!
XO

foxysue said...

Ooh, wait a minute let me get my camera, I'm right there with you clicking away!

Glad you had a lovely day, and many more to you and your family.

love Sue x

Marcie said...

Extraordinarily beautiful colors. What a view you have!!!

Christine E-E said...

stunning... I really like the pic of the sky in the birdbath... I'm still plodding along learning to use my Canon - especially at night...

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How very beautiful and you captured it all beautifully.(-:

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

great shots!! On fire is right,,,at first I thought you were showing us some of California´s herendous forest fires...luckily it is just a "blazing" sunset and a beauty at that! Super reflection in the birdbath too!

JeanFB said...

Your photography is stunning! That pink and purple sky is amazing - I love the show that winter brings, each season has it's treasures. TFS!

Sheila Dalgleish said...

Fantastic colours. Maybe we should move......!

see you there! said...

What a beautiful sky. I love seeing natural wonders.

Darla

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, wie schön, das verschlägt mir ja glatt die Sprache, der Sonnenuntergang ist ein Traum. Ich wünsche dir eine schöne neue Woche.

patty said...

Beautiful! Yes, it's one compensation for the fact that it gets dark so dang early... the fabulous sunsets!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

fantastic! what a blessing to have such views from your door step!

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

WOW - these photos are stunning! If the camera produced this result, I can only imagine how utterly spectacular it must have been to actually SEE it!
Thanks so much, Carola

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Beautiful~!

Eliza Deacon said...

beautiful sunsets always stop me dead in my tracks, always have. how can something be so utterly exquisite..well, it's nature...of course it can be :). out here there is nothing better than an early evening 'sundowner' whilst out in the bush somewhere...listening to the night sounds, birds and wild animals - can't think of anywhere i'd rather be :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the last one.

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, you did this sunset proud! Looks like a very beautiful spot where you live. It is nice to have different views, isn't it? Thank you for sharing.
Susan

Lynn said...

I've enjoyed scrolling through your blog enjoying your photography. I too can be seen walking everywhere with my camera in hand pointing and shooting at just about everything.

Thanks for coming to my blog today. I hope you will return. I am sure I'll be back here as well.
Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

Your banner looks a alot like Bodgea Bay...or do all beaches look a like?