Sunday, November 05, 2006
more views

Here are some more views taken at different times from the deck of my home...looking East---at Downtown Los Angeles....This one above was taken on one of those clear crisp days where you can see everything....of course, there is always that look on the horizon as in the picture above, at least it doesn't look as treacherous as it sometimes does..., Above, another shot on a different day with more pollution across the horizon and some beautiful cloud formations as well....And as you look up, the sky is blue and clear.... And a rather dramatic sky with those clouds that fortell a big storm is coming our way....and still, the overtones of pollution hang there on the horizon....

And then, below....more "Drama" and more Pollution....and a rather mixed message where the possible rain is concerned....And then here below, this picture was taken after the last big fires that took quite a few days to get under control and you can see the evidence of the smoke on the horizon...and this is what we were all breathing----and I know, because I can see it over there...and everyone over there can see the same stuff hanging in the air over where I am, too....And another truly amazingly dramatic picture---still looking east towards downtown...I truly love where I live so very much and one of the biggest reasons is the view that I have, looking East, and South, and West witnessing nature doing it's 'thing' in the middle of this amazing city....as I said in the last post...it is never ever boring....

And returning to looking West from my deck....I took this picture tonight as the sun was beginning it's beautiful setting....once again, a sky that reminds you of how tiny you really are in comparison to a sunset.... This is so simple and beautiful and yet so complex in the second by second changes that occur as you continue to look at it and blink your eyes.....





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29 Comments:
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Your view is wonderful, and the sunset pictures in the post a few down are just amazing. I take sunset pcitures from time to time, but it's hard to get around the bits of houses and trees that are in the way here
Michele sent me

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 1:42:00 AM PST 

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Thanks for sharing these photos of some really spectacular views to which we are treated here in the L.A. area. Love the look of a stormy cloudy sky, too. Surely wish we'd get some of those skies and rain, now.

Always sad to see to what our respiratory systems are sometimes subjected on those days when the skies aren't as clear. Some beautiful sunsets seem to come out of it sometimes, somehow.

Thanks for your welcoming visit to my new blog, and adding me to your blogroll (I left you a message at my place.) Have been enjoying your blog for some time, though I have often just read.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 2:26:00 AM PST 

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L.A. is L.A., but if you look close enough, you can see all it's wonderful gifts...like this view. Beautiful Naomi, truly.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 2:29:00 AM PST 

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You really do have a unique view, Naomi. There are so many trees around us that I would have to get in the car and travel 6-8 miles to get an unobstructed view of the sunset. You are lucky to be able to see that vista everyday.

The last time I was in LA, I saw that coppery-colored haze hanging in the air everyday, and especially when we flew out of the city. It is beautiful and ominous looking at the same time.

Thanks so much for your comments about the ceiling photos. They are remarkably clear, aren't they? My daughter and son-in-law gave me this camera - and I love it!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 5:29:00 AM PST 

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So lovely. I've been to LA once at relatives of my husband's who are up in the hills but not as high as you are.
I adore sunsets. Just completed a sunset over the Blue Ridge Mts. acrylic collage that I'm entering in an art show. Just doesn't compare to the real breathtaking scenese no matter how much I love creating. Nature's paintbrush is still far superior!P.S. (I Have a halloween pic of my daughter up w/ a humor post and it's not of the sunset variety...)

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 6:07:00 AM PST 

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Awesome photos, Naomi. I have to agree, the views are spectacular and what a treat for you to be able to witness them like that. But such a shame the air quality is so poor....guess nothing is perfect, right?

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 6:12:00 AM PST 

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Very cool! It's amazing how the same view can look so different.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 7:55:00 AM PST 

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you certainly do have a view to behold Naomi.. and you catch the subtle changes beautifully!

The yearly fires out there sadden me greatly.. but more so when they are deliberatly set like the last big one .. i know it's a sickness, but I hate to see nature on fire.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 8:43:00 AM PST 

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I get so confussed by directions..... that is why I loved living in Oklahoma City. You couldn't get lost. It was laid out on a square grid and the streets numbered from the middle out. The four quadrants of the town were NW, NE, SW, SE and all you had to do was find a cross street sign and know which way to go. I don't do circular cities very well.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 8:49:00 AM PST 

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Naomi, my camera is a Gateway, made by the same people who made Gateway computers. I am really surprised at how good the photos turned out. My only complaint is that in some of them, the colors are muted (see the newest post), although to be fair, the colors in the Duomo were muted too.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 9:49:00 AM PST 

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Wow! Whatta view! The smoke one is scary! So is the pollution.

Awesome pictures! Just beautiful and dramatic!

I tried to take a pic of the moon last night. I'll see how well it came out!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 10:26:00 AM PST 

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i love california and these shots are lovely. i envy you your views.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 1:16:00 PM PST 

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RE curling, check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curling

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 2:00:00 PM PST 

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I love the top view esp. :) That is a stunning photo. It's so clear today, isn't it? :)
~S

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 3:33:00 PM PST 

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Wow! You have a fantastic view Naomi! So beautiful looking East, South and West! Really all pictures are stunning, breathtaking! Thanks for sharing them!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 4:58:00 PM PST 

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Michele sent me back, Naomi. I have to say the view of the sunlit clouds and the tree in silhouette is my favorite.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 5:23:00 PM PST 

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Your view is gorgeous, wonderful pictures

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 5:33:00 PM PST 

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Beautiful...except for the smog of course. :)

Kendra

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 5:44:00 PM PST 

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Michele sent me over to see your pictures, Naomi.

Those are very interesting pictures. The view from your deck changes quite a bit with the weather. You don't get a lot of rain there, but I bet when you do it's quite a spectacle at times. I remember when you showed some pictures of storm damage quite a while back.

The smog is a real problem. Given your situation, I'm sure it's on your mind a lot when you look out over the LA Basin.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 6:29:00 PM PST 

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You have one of the best views as any one I know.
I so hope on this next book maybe Martin's tour will include San Francisco. That would be a nice way for me to get out soon to Napa and then on over to see your hometown too! It looks beautiful there even with the smog!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 7:35:00 PM PST 

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You have wonderful views. I wouldn't mind just gazing out. Love photos #s1, 2 and 3.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 9:42:00 PM PST 

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What beautiful pictures, Naomi. You have caught LA wonderfully.

What a wonderful place to live.......

cq

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 11:58:00 PM PST 

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I love your view!!!
I miss having great views. When I lived in Brooklyn Heights I could see lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River.

Now, I can see trees from my deck (which is pretty) but a parking lot from my front windows. (which is not pretty) ;)

Happy Monday, Naomi!
Here via michele today.

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 3:15:00 AM PST 

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As ever, thses are wonderful photos and you ahev a really amazing view. I think your pictures of downtown capture the contrast between things man made with the natural sky. And that sunset id lovely. I was driving accross the Severn Bridge the other day adn watched the sky change second by second. There was a full moon which was bright and glowing and it looked very drmatic as I drove over the bridge. As ever, thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 4:38:00 AM PST 

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You certainly do have a view from your home Naomi, a very spectacular view of LA!! Such a wide view you have from being up in the hills. Too bad about the smog though, that is never good for breathing and especially for those with respiratory problems. Wonderful photos Naomi as usual!!

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 6:48:00 AM PST 

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Great view. Few things can improve a home more than what's out the window.

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 11:48:00 AM PST 

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Wow, you really do have quiet a view...So close to downtown but far enough away to be out of the city.

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 8:47:00 PM PST 

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I could stare at those forever...

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 9:37:00 PM PST 

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Updating my bookmarks... see you're still here. Looks different than I remembered. I've updated my stuff too - chimney rock

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:49:00 AM PST 

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