Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunset & Moonrise

For some reason, it happened today. I can't explain it, as I don't really understand it myself. But, something stronger than myself pulled me towards the beach...and even though I was (proudly) wearing my running shorts + jean jacket + running shoes with NO socks, I was happy. And I grabbed the camera on the way out-
Carlsbad Lagoon Trail, taken while running (yes - I was actually running) towards the beach...I just barely hit the Coastal Highway in time for the sunset).
The Carlsbad Power Plant - looking as though the Moon blew from it's smokestack. Best. Loogie. Ever.
The Ocean and US 101 are just beyond those palms.
Tamarack Beach and parking lot ~ full of people standing still to watch the sun set.
I'm always amazed at how....
...the same event....
...can be interpreted in so many different ways...
Well hello there! And yes, I realize that I'm talking to myself, but who really cares. (For the record - that wasn't a question).
Going...
...going...
See you tomorrow!
Nightlife along the Coastal Highway.
In a rush to be going nowhere; happy to take my time and enjoy the view.
There's a sun that just set, behind this tree - I swear there is.
Carlsbad Moonrise.
Crossing the tracks!
Neat-o! I discovered a "night" setting. Awesome.

Today life was happy. Life was rediscovering a part of myself that's been dormant for (seemingly) so long. Life was good. And I know that tomorrow will be okay.

20 comments:

JMoTriBella said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful night! After 6 years living here in San Diego, watching the sunset has not even come close to getting old.

Steve said...

Awesome!!

Beth said...

So beautiful - you and the sunrise! Hope life is even better tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!

TriGirl Kate O said...

Marit, that picture of the train tracks is AMAZING!!! Such a great shot.

Damie said...

beautiful run!!! :)

cherelli said...

Wonderful pictures! I'm glad you rediscovered "happy" :)

Angela and David said...

Beautiful! Welcome back - it looks like the fog has lifted!

Melissa said...

Beautiful photos, in more than just one way.

Wait...were you running in your jean jacket?

Marit C-L said...

Okay okay... Not really "running" - I basically ran for 5 minutes IN the jean jacket to make it to the beach in time for the sunset... There was a long walk after that. So.. only a few minutes of awesomeness with the jacket... :)

GoBigGreen said...

I love that you were trotting in your jean jacket! IS summer finally going to hit San Diego? I recall a few times, and just afew,seeing the green flash from the porch in la jolla. But the night has to be SO CLEAR.
Thanks for the pics marit!

sallyaston said...

Beautiful pictures! We used to live in that area...makes me miss it so much! Thanks for sharing :-)
Sally
http://sally-whatamidoing.blogspot.com/

runningyankee said...

what a fantastic evening. makes me want to head out side right now and just enjoy :) so glad you are getting back to a good place.

San said...

Those pics are wonderful and I'm glad that you felt a bit happier today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Charisa said...

Awesome pics and great attitude Marit!!

Marni said...

Hope you are doing well...it's been a while since we chatted! Those pics are lovely!

Clair said...

So beautiful.

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful girl!

m said...

You always have such beautiful photos!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Those are awesome, beautiful pics!