Friday, March 16, 2012

The "Pink Moment": Patience and a piece of Heaven


There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks.

Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough,

to pay attention to the story.

~Linda Hogan


from wikipedia ...

"Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. It is approximately 15 miles(24 km) inland from the Pacific coast.

Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have a "Pink Moment" occur as the sun is setting, when the fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa Bluffs at the east end of the Ojai Valley, over 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above sea level. Nordhoff Ridge, the western extension of the Topatopa Mountains, towers over the north side of the town and valley at more than 5,000 feet (1,500 m). Sulphur Mountain creates the southern ranges bounding the Ojai Valley, a little under 3,000 feet (910 m) in elevation."





So... on a day when the sky is clear enough (and there are many in Ojai!) just wait patiently for the perfect moment, when the mountains are all aglow in pinks and purples, and you will experience a little slice of heaven. - Even my six year old nephew likes to point out "the pink moment" in all it's glory.

In these shots, I had taken a friend form Los Angeles on a walk, along the horse trail near my parents' place, just above the dry riverbed for a great view of it.



almost ...



here it comes ...




Everything comes gradually and at it's appointed hour.

~Ovid



Amazing right? Hope you enjoyed the pink moment! It's a beautiful way to start a beautiful evening.





Have a beautiful weekend!


17 comments:

Cinner said...

Have a great weekend, very interesting and I love the pink moments. hugs.

Elizabeth Herring said...

i looove this!!! miss the pink moment so much, that looks like such a nice afternoon

jane said...

yes it is amazing. i´ve always thought ojai was a magical place. :)
happy weekend!

Jade said...

What a perfectly heavenly post! I love that Patty Griffin song, had almost forgotten about it till I saw you post it. And of course...those pink skies are magical. :)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful pink moments.
Costas

Emily said...

What a beautiful place to live!

mermaid gallery said...

wonderful!..i really needed a pink moment.....

A Brush with Color said...

I've read that before about Ojai--beautiful photos, Lucinda, and the music is wonderful here. Thank you so much for your thoughtful note to me--I've been slowly crawling back to life and I'll try to blog sometime soon. I need to catch up on my favorite blogs. I hope this finds you well and having heavenly days...x0

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks! You too!:)

Cobalt Violet said...

Do the buildings turn pink in NYC? :)
Miss you Eclaire!

Cobalt Violet said...

It really does have some magic.
Happy weekend to you too!

Cobalt Violet said...

I hadn't heard her in a while Either and ran across her on YouTube- love her!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for visitinG Costas! Hope you're well!

Cobalt Violet said...

Yes, my parents and sister love it. I get to be a happy visitor!--a lot!

Cobalt Violet said...

Everyone does!! :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you my friend, it's nice to "see" you and I look forward to you blogging again. Blessings to you!

becky said...

Amazing, alright! This setting makes me think of the movie, A Walk in the Clouds. Scintillating.