Again, this is because of the fires and as you can see by the position of the sun, it is still early afternoon. But the sky is very dark from all the smoke, so it looks like it should be sunset instead of hours earlier. just having some fun with the shapes of the eucalyptus branches with the sun peering through.
The Above picture was taken at the Grove Beach right beside the Pismo State Beach Campgrounds. Just a little pool of water left after the tide went out but the sun was reflecting in it so beautifully.