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 A flock of surfers congregate offshore bobbing up & down waiting for non-existent waves.  Pre-teens try to skip cobblestones at the wave’s edge.  Tiny children joyously slip off their sandals & run back and forth on the sand while their adoring parents smile.  A group of young people stand together on an old log with arms clasped, laughing while a photo is taken to commemorate this summer night.  Their zest for life is contagious.  How can they know at this tender young age, that these are the moments they will never forget?  Dogs are brought to the beach to meet & greet each other on their evening walk while owners nod hello.  Couples sitting close together murmur to each other cementing their relationship in a closed circle of two even while in a crowd.  Two young men sit on the sand sharing thoughts & unspoken hopes and dreams.  Surfers still arrive to the beach, late from work, but hoping for waves.  They join their tribe commiserating that there is no surf.  The parking lot, half-empty when I arrived, is full now with the daily migration to see the sunset & to mark the end of this summer’s day.  The summer sun has made its journey north and now sets right off “The Point”.  Silver, shining light shimmers on the horizon and reflects brightly on the gently moving sea lapping the shore.   The moment has arrived & the sun becomes an orange globe filling the sky and our eyes with pure living light & color.  Our hearts lighten just a bit, just now, here in this moment at the end of this lovely summer’s day.


SUNSET AT THE BEACH was a lovely amber sky with blue-gray shadows.  Pink clouds in the distance before the sun set. Surfers catching a final wave in the fading light.   Walking on the beach admiring the patterns in the sand left by the receding tide.  Beautiful evening, which I didn’t want to end.  I could live at the beach forever.


AMBER SUNSET LIGHT – La Jolla, California  – The sun light was so beautiful this evening.  Just before sunset the bluffs were glowing & the clouds in the sky were already starting to have pastel colors of the pending sunset.  After the sunset though, the sky was pure amber.  Beautiful.