Category Archives: Sonoma County

Petaluma: Its History Remains

  I spent a few hours on my own walking through the back alleys of Petaluma a week or so ago.  From the main street Petaluma looks like most other northern California small towns with newish facades on older buildings.  … Continue reading

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Winter Up in the Gualala Watershed

  We’ve been having some more traditional winter weather here on the North Coast and I wanted to head east up into the Gualala River watershed.  I wanted to find some nice tree specimens to photograph while the clouds remain.  … Continue reading

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An Autumn Afternoon at the Beach

We had our first light rain the other night and our first sense that fall has finally arrived here on the north coast.  I spent a nice late afternoon at Walk-On Beach here at Sea Ranch, watching the heavy surf … Continue reading

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A Return to Black and White

The beach is a wonderful place to experiment with black and white photography.  As much as I love the vibrant colors here along the Sonoma coast I’m still drawn to the challenge of creating different moods using black and white … 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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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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Aging In Place: Back to the Old Homestead

Back in February I posted a piece on an old house down near Salt Point and it’s “Aging in Place.”   I wanted to return there ever since I set foot in it, especially after some comments I got from my old … Continue reading

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Aging in Place: that which Remains

I recently came across an old dilapidated homestead near the Salt Point State Park along CA Highway 1.   I think the Parks’ folks or someone else must have cleared some trees exposing a small grouping of buildings which were part … Continue reading

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Return to Salal Trail Waterfall

Last February I did a post on Sea Ranch’s Salal Trail with some preliminary shots of the waterfall along its creek.  I had promised to return there and see if I can get some better shots of the waterfall, so … Continue reading

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Late in the Day

One of my favorite times to be at the beach is late in the day as the sun is setting; more or less at the beginning of the “Golden Hour” for photography.  These are just few recent shots I took … Continue reading

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Wave Patterns

In several of my previous posts I mentioned that I’m more than a bit of a wave junkie.  Waves are a major component in shaping beaches, through erosion and deposition waves move sand to and fro, and transform beaches throughout … Continue reading

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Fall’s Beginning

Well it’s finally starting to feel like fall here, so I suppose it really is time to let go of summer.  I took a drive up Annapolis Road heading east from Sea Ranch.  Some color is starting to show in … Continue reading

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