Goodbye, summer. Yes, I know we technically have another two weeks before the official meteorological autumnal equinox. But let’s face it, Labor Day typically marks the end of the hottest season of the year.
To commemorate this changing of the seasons, I have a few of my favorite shots from some of my favorite places.
One more trip to Salt Creek
Growing up in Orange County, California, the ocean was a big part of my life. However, it wasn’t until my senior year of high school when I first discovered Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Ever since then I’ve liked to return to enjoy the scenery, from the surfers riding the big waves to the calmer tidepools to the side and the sturdy cliffs towering above.
One last ride in Surf City
It may not have the most varied topography, and it may not have the most romantic atmosphere, but there’s something about Huntington Beach that keeps bringing me back. Is it the joy of walking on wet sand as the waves reach my feet? Or is it the magnetic energy of everyone enjoying the fun in the sun? Whatever it is, I just can’t get enough.
Hot town, summer in the city
Believe it or not, I’m not always at the beach. Sometimes, I like to explore other neighborhoods. Fortunately, my old stomping grounds of Orange County provide plenty of cool spots to hang out. And if that eventually doesn’t cut it, we can always cross “The Orange Curtain” to the wild and wonderful land of Long Beach (see above).
All of these photos were taken last weekend. I hope you enjoyed our last gasp of summer in Southern California. Here’s a parting shot to take in as I try to settle down one more time, before we really start to feel fall’s arrival.