Saturday, October 4, 2008

Round Robin Photo Challenge - End of Summer

This is my first time posting a Round Robin challenge here.
I had been posting them before on the other, non-inactive blog.

The topic this time is End of Summer.
What says end of summer to you.

I decided to do this challenge at the last moment.
So, pressed for time, I looked on my way to work
Friday for school buses and dying sunflowers.

Seeing none of those, I continued on to work.

Then as I was leaving work, it occurred to me that the
biggest sign of summer's end for me is that the sun
no longer shines when I leave work.

So dark. So sad.

I think it is also what has put me in a bit
of a funk the past few days.
So I decided to take some photos on the way
home, of my now-dark commute.

51 minutes into the drive. Normally it takes about
40 minutes. Tonight I hit some traffic.
You can see that the time is 8:20 p.m.
and it is 69 degrees outside.

This is Pacific Coast Highway through Harbor City.
No worries. Pictures were taken while I was stopped at red lights.

The view from my side-view mirror.

This time I stopped the car and walked back to
the intersection to get the pictures.
That is a view of Crenshaw Boulevard.

Heading into my neighborhood. I never realized how dark
and kind of creepy it can look at just past 8 p.m.
It gets dark early once summer ends.

12 comments:

Wammy said...

That darkness looks great to me...it is easier to get the kids to bed when it is dark outside. Nice idea...one I did not think of.

Teena in Toronto said...

I hate to see the end of summer :( It's 9C right now! Brrr!

I played too.

the teach said...

I don't like the fact that it gets dark so much earlier here on the east coast too. I like Autumn but Winter is another story! I've posted too! :)

Carly said...

Ahh yes, shorter days. I love the sun going down early, but I can understand why it wouldn't be much fun for you. I am not crazy about driving alone at night either. I usually end up singing to myself, which is never a good thing! ROFL.

-Carly

Sandra said...

Yes, seems to get dark a lot sooner as soon as the season changes. Thanks for sharing and hope to see more photos in future challenges.

ellen b said...

That is a great sign of summer being over, getting dark earlier. I'm in southern california these days but when we are in the Seattle area it will end up getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon come winter..

Far Side of Fifty said...

All that traffic..no thanks..nice place to visit in photos but I wouldn't want to live there:)

alphawoman said...

I mill the long days.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, yeah. I love this series of photos. It reminds me of driving home from work last winter, and long overnight drives from Tucson to Southern California. Great dashboard, too.

Kiva said...

Very clever and good photos. Yes, you're right. I used to walk the dog when it was light. Now we leave at the same time morning and night and we can't tell the difference!

ChrisseasCorner said...

I enjoyed your post... it'll be dark around 4:30 p.m. here (Virginia) before we know it! Maybe they'll suspend the time change for energy saving, as they did during the depression! We can hope...

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