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Saturday Snapshot--January 8, 2011

This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

I went down to my favorite beach yesterday to watch the sunset and actually remembered to take along my camera. Winter sunsets in Santa Barbara are so wonderful!

I had no idea how the photos would turn out, but I am pleased. I especially like the crazy clouds in this second one.

I went down again Friday night and we got another amazing sunset, but more red this time!


kikiv68 said...

Helen, these pictures are beautiful. I can't wait to visit Santa Barbara someday...Thank you for sharing...

Sherrie said...

These are awesome pictures! I agree with you the last does have some funky looking clouds. Have a great day!

Just Books

Trish said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love sunsets and sunrises too.

Alyce said...

They are all gorgeous, but the second one is definitely my favorite!

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

really stunning! my husband and i visited SB on our 2007 road trip. we stopped at leadbetter beach and had lunch at a little restaurant there. i've never seen this saturday feature before but really like it! enjoy the weekend.

Athira said...

SB is certainly a beautiful place! I once came close by, when I was going to Solvang. Next time I'm around, I'll let you know - we should meet up!

Unknown said...

These are stunning photos! I love the red sun across the water in the first one and the colors in the second pic with those clouds is amazing. But I really like the 3rd pic, the colors aren't as intense but there are so many different shapes and different textures happening, it's really interesting.

What a wonderful way to end your day & thank you for sharing these photos :o)
~ Amy

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kiki--If you ever make it to SB be sure to let me know!

Sherrie--The clouds that night were amazing and swirly, so some of the pictures looked like movie special effects

Trish--Thank you. Sunsets around here are more difficult since our beaches fast south and kinda' west

Alyce--Thank you. I don't have a favorite, it keeps switching depending on my mood

Nat--The Shoreline Cafe at Ledbetter Beach is one of our favorite places to go since you can sit at a table on the sand and the kids can run around while the grown ups talk.

Aths--Solvang over SB? Next time definitely come to Santa Barbara and give me a call.

Amy--Although I like the photos, actually being on the beach and watching the sun go down this way was amazing

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Ahhhh... that felt good to look at some warm sunsets instead of snow.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wonderful sunset photos. A lot to be said for the calming effects of water.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Leslie and Diane--The beach is the place I go to relax, walk, and get perspective on stress!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Awesome photos! I love sunset pix, anyway, but these are extra special.

Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

(click on my name)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain--Thank you, I am on my way to see yours now