I've been in heaven with our weather lately. I'm not trying to make you feel bad if you're surrounded by snow right now, I just can't help enjoying how nice it has been here.
I spent a lot of time at the beach this weekend. There weren't many people there – at least, not in the late, late, afternoon when I like to be there.
It was in the 80's here this weekend. (27+C)
I could have spent every waking second at the beach if real life didn't include responsibilities and boring grown-up stuff.
I did see a couple tourists walk by. Tourists are often very easy to spot.
I was so happy to be at the beach after a couple weeks filled with a lot of negativity. I was ecstatic to have my camera in my hands. When you've had no little use of your arm for several years you really appreciate the small things.
After a bit of a climb, I sat on some very pointy, sharp, rocks for a long time waiting to get some nice sunset shots.
(I want you to know my butt really hurt sitting on those rocks.)
The waiting paid off though. It was one of the most vivid, beautiful sunsets I've seen in a long time.
I know you're going to think I photoshopped the hell out of these next two photos, but I didn't. They didn't need it – the sky was spectacular all on its own.
That's Catalina Island you see the sun dropping behind in the distance. I have a lot of childhood, summertime, memories of Catalina. It holds a special spot in my heart.
After the sun dropped, the sky continued to put on a beautiful light show for quite some time.
And that's why I love Orange County ….
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