Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: Nature's Glory - Wordless Wednesday

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Nature's Glory - Wordless Wednesday

Nature's Glory - Wordless Wednesday

Fairview Park Costa Mesa


It's amazing to me the colors that nature can provide some days.  I just had to pull over and take a few photos so that I could share them.


This photo was taken at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa.  It is completely unretouched and was taken on my phone. 


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Comment balloon 15 commentsChristine Donovan • January 26 2012 10:52PM


Wow... couldn't paint a prettier picture. Love the colors and the trees' branches in contrast. Well done.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Oranges....and purples in sunsets get me each and every time.  Thank you o so very much!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 8 years ago

I'm saving this one -- GREAT!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 8 years ago

That's a gorgeous color combination. You caught it at just the right time.

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Gretchen - I just had to pull over and take it.

Larry - You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Laura - Thank you.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 8 years ago

Ok, from your phone and un-retouched? That HAD to be a gorgeous view! I've stopped many times to try to capture a breathtaking sunset/sunrise, only to be disappointed in the quality of the shot (in that it didn't really capture how awesome it was in person). This looks amazing. Nice job :-)

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 8 years ago

It's amazing how color is a part of everyone's being. Did you know that the reason the sky is blue is because of the dust in the air makes it so. Remember that next time you pick up a can of Pledge.

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Colleen - I didn't even crop the photo except to frame it as I took it.  It was absolutely breathtaking, and I think my DSLR would have done an even better job.

Winston - Interesting observation.  I didn't know that's why the sky was blue.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 8 years ago

Karen - I was so pleased to be passing by Fairview Park at just the right time.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 8 years ago

Orange County really does have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets.. We are truly blessed! Great pic Christine! :)

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Wow, heck of a shot for an phone camera! Great colors and I love the dark blue sky!

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 8 years ago

Beautiful....we had a gorgeous sunrise over the lake today. Love the winter sunrises.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 8 years ago

Christine - who needs a camera when you have a phone? Great job. Well seen, One of the great rewards for closely observing life.

Posted by Larry O'Sullivan over 8 years ago

The rosy pink-against the blue-purple is gorgeous.  But it is the silhouttes of trees against it, which provide a really cool scene.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Stacey - We truly are.

Than - I was so excited to be able to capture what I was seeing.

Karen - I'm not usually awake early enough for the sunrises.

Larry - I'm surprised what a great job the phone did.

Myrl - There were even more trees for silhouettes from the road but nowhere to pull over to get the full effect I wanted.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 8 years ago

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