Author Archives: © Phil Wendt

Calm after the Storm

(Click on any image to enlarge) Just when you think winter is behind you, it suddenly lets you know who’s still in charge of the weather calendar.  We had a pretty good storm here over the last couple of days, … Continue reading

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Walk-0n Beach Sentinels

(Click on image to enlarge) This is one of my favorite beaches to, well, walk on, and to photograph.  Shooting ultra-wide at 14mm gives a fitting perspective to these massive sandstone sentinels overlooking the northern entry point to Walk-on Beach … Continue reading

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Sonoma County: Beer Country?

(Click on any image to enlarge) Yes, that’s right…beer country.  Back in the turn of the century through to about the 1950’s and 60’s hops were Sonoma County’s “King of the Crops”.  I didn’t know this until I came across … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in the Russian River Valley

(Click on any image to enlarge) I was actually driving around the area west of Windsor along the Russian River looking for old barns to photograph.   As often happens, I found no barns worth shooting, but managed to stumble upon … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time can only mean that Spring is on its way

(Click on image to expand) Our bluffs here at Sea Ranch are beginning to show their colors, but are not quite in full bloom yet.  Daylight savings time always used to remind me as a kid growing up in Long … Continue reading

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Windsor Town Green Convergence

(Click on image to enlarge) Windsor Town Green is a 10-year-old development project a few miles north of Santa Rosa, CA.  It’s still a small town, but includes a very nice park-like Town Green that also includes this interesting little … Continue reading

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Calla Lilies bring in the Spring

(Click on any image to enlarge) We had some nice spring(ish) weather here a week or so ago and I have been noticing the Calla Lilies in various spots around the Ranch.  So, I knew it was time to head … Continue reading

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Wine Country Barn

(Click on Image to Enlarge) Barbara and I were in Healdsburg last week and, while she shopped for fabric for her next quilting project, I decided to head towards the wine country with my camera.  I drove out north and … Continue reading

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Before the Storm

(Click any image to enlarge) We were heading for another big storm a couple of days ago so I thought I’d head out to an area just north of Stengel Beach here on Sea Ranch.  It was cold and windy, … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

(Click on any image to enlarge) Last week I spent an afternoon hiking through Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, an 860 acre park in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains.  The trails wind through many different landscapes, but I was captivated … Continue reading

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Exploring Windsor and its Environs

(Click on any Image to Enlarge) Barbara and I were over the hill last week in Windsor for a few days.  Windsor is only a few minutes up Highway 101 from Santa Rosa.  So, I had an afternoon to take … Continue reading

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Big Storm Hits the Sonoma Coast

(Click on any image to enlarge) Over the past couple of days one of the strongest winter rain storms to hit the Sonoma Coast in years produced some of the largest waves to land here in decades.  We often hear … Continue reading

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