October light in California can be truly spectacular. This beautiful wall decoration style episode presents the sun going down along a Central Coast bluff above the blue Pacific.
The sky turns a harvest orange as the sun slides down to kiss the horizon while the gulls head north into the gentle wind for their night shelter.
The bluff is topped with a dry grass meadow, the busy domain of small birds taking in their evening meal of bugs and gnats.
Around 35:00 the sky gets particularly delicious. It is the color of a luscious tropical fruit drink as the sun's light reflects and sparkles through the dry fall grass sometimes known as "California Gold".
The Central Coast is an area of California roughly spanning the coastal region between Point Mugu and Monterey Bay. It lies northwest of Los Angeles County. From south to north, there are six counties that make up the Central Coast: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz.