Category Archives: Wildflowers

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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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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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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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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Some Spring Color Along Black Point Bluff

I shot these images back in April when the profusion of ice plant and poppies and many other plants were first coming into their own.   I always hesitate a little bit when it comes to showcasing invasive species like ice … Continue reading

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Autumn along the Gualala

Fall is settling in here along the north coast and I always enjoy going down to the Gualala River in the late afternoon this time of year.  There is a rather thick stand of white alders at the junction of … Continue reading

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Dahlias, Dahlias, and More Dahlias

  A week or so ago Barbara and I went up again to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg.  This time we up there with our friends Nancy and Jim and we soon found ourselves amidst the special … Continue reading

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A  Day in a not-so-ordinary Garden

I’m baaaack!  Actually I never really left; I was just working in a different part of my website.  Over the last few months I’ve been working in my shop on a furniture commission for some very good friends here on … 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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A Visit to the Sag Ponds

Its Memorial Day Weekend here at Sea Ranch and the tourists abound.  Of course, more than about three people on the bluff trail at any one time seem like a crowd.  So with the combination of high winds and tourists … 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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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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