Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk

Sundown from a Parking Lot

Last night I drove to Food4Less in the early evening as the sun was about to set. It was a blinding sun. The idea was to go east, shop, and come out after it was down so I would not be blinded driving home. When I came out, the sky was pinkish-orange. Here's a photo. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Sunset from Food4Less Parking Lot, © B. Radisavljevic 

Another Sight in the Sky

As I stood by the edge of the parking lot near the road trying to decide if I should take another picture, a plane appeared in front of me, coming from the west. It was already past me before I  could get a shot. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Plane Over East Paso Robles at Dusk, © B. Radisavljevic 

I used a zoom to try to zero in on it, but it was moving so fast I'm not sure it helped very much. It was probably heading for the airport. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Plane Over East Paso Robles at Dusk, © B. Radisavljevic 

Finally it disappeared into the horizon. I got this shot just before it was completely out of sight. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Plane Over East Paso Robles Disappearing Over Horizon at Dusk, © B. Radisavljevic 


After the plane was gone, I  headed back toward my car in the lot.

The Trees

As I walked  toward my car, I gave thanks again  that I live here where I can see many large trees dressing up the parking lot. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Trees in Food4Less Parking Lot, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic 


The trees closest to the  store were in bloom. It first I thought they were crape myrtles, but the leaves don't look quite right. I can't locate this tree in my field guide books. Perhaps it's a  hybrid that isn't shown.  Can you identify it? If so, please leave a comment below. Here is the overview.

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Flowering Tree in Food4Less Parking Lot, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic 

Here is a closer look at the flowers. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk
Close-up of Flowers in Tree in Food4Less Parking Lot, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic 


I leave you with one last photo of the plane that is correctly sized for Pinterest if you'd like to pin it. Please use the buttons below to share to other social media. 

Photos from a Paso Robles Parking Lot at Dusk

Have you seen anything beautiful or interesting in a parking lot lately?