Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day Is Done, Gone The Sun

Upon my return from Dallas, I was greeted with beautiful, sunny weather.

Most people would expect sunny weather in May, but we usually have what is referred to as "May Gray".

When we first moved to Ventura from San Diego, it was spring yet I grabbed a jacket every night when we went for our walk along the beach.

Volleyball season is over and I get home earlier than usual.

Tonight, I found Steve in the backyard basking in the sun and reading.

It was too hot to just sit and I wanted to move, so we went on a bike ride.

After dinner, we were planning to go out to "doggy playgroup", but a friend called asking us to join them for the sunset.

We sat out on their balcony watching people enjoy the beach and the balmy weather.

I looked back to the window from the edge of the balcony and saw this awesome reflection.

The neighborhood surf crew provided entertainment and I saw my first whale of the spring.

Everyone has been pointing out whales lately, but I always turned just as the whale dove back into the water.

Tonight I saw a whale surface twice, but of course my camera was in my pocket.

Dolphins decided to get into the act and I tried standing with the camera poised ready to shoot, but alas, I was not quick enough.

The sunset over, we slowly walked back up the beach to our lane.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hill,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.


  1. Those ARE lovely lyrics aren't they? Your beach shots make me so homesick for the sea. It's been too long. We used to rent a cottage on the Oregon coast in which we could whale watch in bed! We have family in Santa Barbara. They get the June gloom. I ALWAYS take a jacket to sunny CA.!

  2. My grandmother lived in Portland and my relatives had homes in both Cannon Beach and Rockaway. I love the Oregon coast.

  3. You may have missed getting a shot of the whales and dolphins, but the sunset photos are just gorgeous !