I found the quote above on the blog Similkameen Skies browsing Sky Watch this week. I thought it was lovely.
The picture above is from my in-laws house in Texas, taken just before my trip to California earlier this month. I loved how the sky looked that night!
Texas is dried out and plain this time of year, but the nights are always lovely. California, in contrast, is beautiful in the day, but at night the sky in inland SoCal looked dingy. I remember looking out at the sky from our hotel. You couldn't see the stars, and smog combined with miles and miles of house and street-lights gave it a musty purple hue (not a pretty purple like you see above). Sunset are pretty there too, though...smog makes for some beautiful sunsets.
Below are my favourite California and Texas pictures from last week's Sky Watch Friday: