Category Archives: Coastal meadows

The Storm’s Leading Edge

Right now there are five storms stacked up over the Pacific and heading towards the west coast.  The first storm moved in late last night, but before that I went down to Bihler Point directly off the Sea Ranch Lodge … Continue reading

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December Fog

We’ve been having some stormy weather here at Sea Ranch and between the storms we’ve had a bit of fog push in to the ridge top.  I first headed up into the redwoods here along Timber Ridge and found the … Continue reading

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Cormorants and More!

I’ve been a bit busy in the shop these days so it’s taken me a while to get back to my blog.  Back in the end of May I took an afternoon to scout out some cormorants during their nesting … Continue reading

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Black Point Barn and Cabin at The Sea Ranch

Over the last week or so the fog has moved in and out off the ocean at various times throughout the day.  The light was very interesting because the fog was really just the marine layer which has a very … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Black Point

  Ordinarily I would be a bit hesitant to glorify an invasive, non-native plant like ice plant, but sometimes you just have to take a breath and enjoy what’s right in front of you.  I also thought that it would … Continue reading

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A Few of the Local Ladies

We use a sheep flock here at Sea Ranch as a way of managing our fuel load (dry grasses and other natural combustibles).  Once a year they make their way around to our meadow and munch away for a couple … Continue reading

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Foggy Day along Sonoma’s North Coast

The Mendonoma Coast is the land of micro-climates.  We live in what some of the locals here call “The Banana Belt”, where it can be totally fogged in at one location and in full sun just a few miles down … Continue reading

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Spring Glow at Sea Ranch

In between a few small storms recently we’ve had some spectacular weather here on the North Coast.   I’ve put off boasting about our great weather here for a while as I still have family and friends in Long Island. … Continue reading

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After the Storm

A few weeks ago we had a nice little storm here giving us some much-needed rain.  I headed down to Walk-On Beach catch some late afternoon light.  The rainfall had filled the meadow’s ephemeral creeks and was running off across … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day in Sonoma’s Coast Range

    About a week ago we had a much welcomed rain storm.  I decided to head east along Skaggs-Springs Road through the Coast Range between Sea Ranch and Healdsburg.  The storm had passed so the ground and vegetation were … Continue reading

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“On-the-Way” Photographs

During the last couple of weeks I’ve been out shooting in several locales from Sea Ranch south to Jenner.   On each occasion I had an idea in mind of what I wanted to shoot, either a specific location or a … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day at Point Arena Lighthouse

Earlier in the week when the weather was bright and warm I planned a day to head up to Point Arena Lighthouse and the Stornetta Lands National Monument for a hike.  When Thursday finally rolled around so had winter with … Continue reading

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