sunset in the hood

When you set aside the pretense and get right down to the basics, the best views in life are those that include people you love enjoying each other’s company. All around the scene above, children are laughing and playing in the cul-de-sac. The sun setting in the background is really just that, background.

sunset in the hood

On any other day, I might have been disappointed that I couldn’t hop in my car and get to a decent vantage point to better capture the full beauty of this sunset. Not on this day. There was a time in this neighborhood, when our boys were younger, that a gathering of families in the street was common. Thankfully, a few new families with younger children have moved into the hood and it appears they might become common again.

I hope so. I’d like our girls to have a similar experience to our older boys, playing constantly in the streets with their friends and plotting how to talk one of the parents into an impromptu sleepover. I have missed weekend nights like this.


And that fire pit above could use a good workout with a couple of bottles of wine. Parents need their playtime together too. It’s been too long since the last one of those as well.


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EXIF Data Below Applies Only To The Featured Photo In This Post

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 2 October, 2016
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

    1. Corey Fredrickson

      Another respite from an arduous day on the Movie set of Life… I know these fine people on the cul-de -sac in our neighborhood of Santa Clarita. It’s nice to just pick up your dusty folding chairs and just take a timeout and enjoy each other’s company with family and friends and trade stories around the campfire . How many people get to just sit down and watch the colors of the spectrum wash from a majestic Royal blue, fade to the brilliant reddish orange. Just like when we were kids, when the street lights turned on, we all knew it was time to come home…

    2. I’m glad I’m not the only one that misses those days…

    3. We live in a fabulous community. We don’t always take full advantage of just how fabulous it is.

    4. I’m glad this resonated with you, Julie.

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