Category Archives: Sonoma County

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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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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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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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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Del Mar Schoolhouse:  Still here since 1905

(Click any image to enlarge) This little structure on Sea Ranch, which sits on the corner of Leeward and Deer Trail, has been here since 1905.  It was initially constructed after a lumber mill was established in the area which … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

(Click on any image to enlarge) Occasionally I like to get out into the oak woodlands east of Sea Ranch.   A few days ago, I drove east on Annapolis Road until I got past the evergreens (Redwoods, mostly) which follow … Continue reading

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Impressions along the Gualala River

(Click on any Image to Enlarge) Several weeks ago, I posted a photo essay of landscape abstracts where I used camera motion as an artifact in creating rather impressionistic images.  Well, I’m back at it again, and this time I … Continue reading

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Old Vines

(Click on Image to Expand) A couple of weeks ago I headed east up Annapolis Road to see if I could find some fall color.  It was a little early in the season for much in the way of fall … Continue reading

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Out of the Fog

(Click on any image to enlarge) The area south of Sea Ranch between Stewarts Point and Salt Point State Park is privately owned and mostly used as rangeland for cattle or sheep.  I took the 15-minute drive down there a … Continue reading

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Old Redwood Barn

I’ve posted a couple of other old barns and structures before and I guess I just love these aging structures.  This one is located a block north of River Road near the Russian River east of Guerneville, right in the … Continue reading

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