Friday, May 6, 2011

Photo-finish Friday: hello, goodbye

Here's a scene I expect to rarely see again. It's the homeward bound view of the western sky over the Santa Monica Freeway as I drive home from work. The spring semester is over and I'm off for the summer. In the fall, I expect to be living within walking distance of my job.

This pic was taken during the winter months when sundown came early. One good thing about it, I had the luck to have a reverse commute every day - the heaviest traffic usually going in the opposite direction. Either way, I don't expect to miss this part of the day's ritual.

Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail


  1. That is a stunning shot, Ron. Fabulous mix of colors and at first look resembled a highway in the sky to me.

  2. At Xavier, all faculty have to take part in graduation ceremonies today and tomorrow. AFter that I'm off.

  3. Great photo, Ron. That is one thing I don't miss since moving up to Scotland from Manchester. Rarely a traffic jam up here!

  4. Amazing photo to capture such a cloud formation.

  5. That's a gorgeous shot.

    I'm a new reader who arrived here via your review of Francis Lynde's [i]The Taming of Red Butte Western[/i]. I volunteer with a group called LibriVox, and we record and publish public domain audiobooks online. Naturally, the source texts have to be public domain, which largely limits us to works published prior to 1923, and I'm always on the lookout for new works to add. The Taming of Red Butte Western may be one of my upcoming solos, if someone else doesn't get to it first.

    Have you read any of Jackson Gregory's works? I'm currently in the middle of one of LibriVox's audiobooks of The Bells of San Juan and finding it very enjoyable.

  6. Chris, thanks.

    David C., the freeway is elevated along here, so you are a bit above it all; on a clear day you can see the Hollywood sign.

    Charles, graduation isn't for another week here, but it's a huge event and so I never go.

    Leah, thanks.

    David B., I like the sound of that; hope to get back to Scotland one of these days.

    Oscar, it's what comes in from over the Pacific and can be very dramatic.

    Nullifidian, great idea, turning these old public domain books into audiobooks. Many are well written and don't deserve to be forgotten. I have Jackson Gregory's UNDER HANDICAP on my TBR list. Like your Banksy pic. Thanks for dropping by.