Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Sunset - Sharing Blogs

Sunset at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge - Santa Barbara, CA.

Saturday night was a gig night for my band. We had an early set up and I was going home to chill before coming back for our performance. Leaving the parking lot of the Montecito Country Club, I saw a tumultuous blanket of clouds smothering the western sky, but plenty of room at the horizon for late afternoon rays to underlight this canvas. The shot above, moments before the light ebbed, is the most dramatic.

That's it for me. Here are tidbits from a few fellow bloggers I have listed at my blogroll.

Susan Harris wrote a very thoughtful entry about "being" in a garden, rather than looking for the next great photo...
The Sustainable Gardening Blog
When visiting a garden, be “still as a needle”

It's hard to get into that Bing Crosby "White Christmas" mindset when I'm observing fiery sunsets through palm trees. This helped...

Chiot’s Run (Ohio)
Christmas in Zoar
December 8th, 2008

Benjamin Vogt writes a thoughtful, but rippingly funny blog I've recently encountered. It invites participation by using REJECTION as a vehicle for composing. Mysterious? Venture forth...
Deep in the Middle
Other People’s Rejection Letters

Always a hotbed of insightful commentary and wry humor, Amy links to a great excerpt from an LA Times Opinion article...
Garden Rant (Posted by Amy Stewart)
Everything I Needed to Know About Foreign Policy I Learned in my Garden


Susy said...

We had a big snow storm come through on Sat. Mr Chiots and I were at a wedding. Our trip to the wedding was a little scary, but by the time we left that evening the road crews had done a great job clearing up the roads.

Thanks for the link!

The Garden Faerie said...

Beautiful shot! How'd the performance go?
~ Monica

Garden Wise Guy said...

GF: The performance last week was great, but the guests must have had their groove genes mutated. We played better than ever and had about 20 people dancing in the entire night. Last night, however, more than made up for it. We packed the house at Santa Barbara's premiere dance club and kept everyone hot and sweaty for four solid hours.

Thanks for asking. Back to the drums again tonight.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful picture

Debbie said...

Love your blog. Awesome picture.
Here's our blog:

We're in Rhode Island -- far across this great land. We expect 4 to 8" of snow tomorrow night. Enjoy your California sun!

Catherine said...

Wow that is one dramatic~stunning Winter Sunset!