Thursday, June 23, 2022

First Sunset of the Summer

 I went hiking in the Fullerton Hills with my friend Elliot, and we got lucky with pretty skies and a nice sunset. The only thing we didn't get lucky with were the swarmimg gnats. They followed us over our entire hike and wouldn't leave us alone! Oh well, a small price to pay.
Want to sit a spell? Kind of odd to find this old chair in the shade of a pepper tree. I wonder who took the trouble to haul it here, and why??
 
Hazy LA skyline (max zoom on my iPhone)
 
If you guessed quail tracks, you are right!
 
We made it over to the sandstone cliffs just before sunset (the first of the summer!), which turned out to be a beautiful time of day to take photos.
 
 
Those pesky gnats were everywhere, even photobombing my photos!
 
Pricky Pear cactus on the left.
 
 
Elliot, with a beautiful sky as a backdrop.
 
Some of my all-time favorite photos of the Fullerton cliffs are from this hike, and they were all taken with just an iPhone!
 
Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

35 comments:

  1. You take some pretty amazing photos! Have I mentioned that before? :))

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  2. ...this sure isn't a sunset that I would see here, but it gorgeous. Thanks!

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  3. Dearest Peter,
    That indeed was a magical first summer sunset!
    Aside from your gnat intruders, all photos are exceptional.
    Thanks for sharing as always.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  4. Such beautiful captures in the desert! The little clouds and so many flowers add an extra dimension:) Can't remember such a hazy L.A. skyline - has that been happening more these months? Hope not!

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  5. The IPhone took great photos. Well done!

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  6. Wow! What a sunset and gorgeous photos even with iPhone ~

    You were lunch and dinner for the gnats ~ I was once out in the middle of a lake and they were dive bombing us ~ nearly drove me batty ~ LOL

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Your iPhone takes gorgeous photos! such a beautiful sky, clouds and sunset! I loved the desert flowers but not the gnats, and the abandoned chair. Why do people do that ? We saw a large barbecue grill left by te side of Interstate 70 recently. So infuriating!

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  8. Love those sky shots in the second half of your post. Pure dynamite!

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  9. Thrilling. Really. Thank you

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  10. Amazing photos. You really did well including some attractive foreground for the sky shots. I never even think of that. Glad you guys have a place to go close to home.

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  11. You are an artist for sure! These pics are just.... wonderful! If I had the space I would ask you if you sell them (do you?).
    That huge chair. I really would love to learn the story about that.

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  12. Absolutely wonderful pictures
    Very beautiful

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  13. Your photos make the sunset stunning. Great job!

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  14. Looks like the iphone did good work with all that sharpness from front to end. It all looks great again. Well done.

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  15. A wonderful series of pictures !

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  16. Gorgeous sky photos! Take care, have a great day!

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  17. Splendid sky images wow! Sorry about the swarming gnats.

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  18. Interesting views. The mystery chair intrigues me - was their writing on the front of it? Your iPhone did take some nice pictures.

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  19. Sweet such stunning photo this week

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  20. It seems so hauntingly, mystically still in this place … except for those annoying gnats. :)

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  21. The pepper tree provides wonderful shade. I can understand why someone would want that chair there. Nice spot.

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  22. Loved the trip, thanks for taking us along. Beautiful shots as always... ;-)

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  23. sigh, sigh, beautiful as always.

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  24. Your iPhone photos are amazing! Too bad about the gnats, which I hate, too. Gigi hawaii

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  25. Gnats! ugh. Enjoyed the cyber tour. Your images are perfect. Take care.

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  26. Your photos are crystal clear. Beautiful scenes!

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  27. Your sky photos are amazing! The sunset are very beautiful.

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