The Fort Ross Lodge is located on the Sonoma coast between Fort Ross State Historic Park and the upscale Timber Cove Resort. The lodge actually sits on the south side of Timber Cove, at the base of Windemere Point, and there are a few trails leading from the lodge property to the cliffs, with some really stunning views of the […]
Winter has barely begun, and I’m already looking forward to spring! I shot these photos in 2017 and 2019.
A slightly different version of this post was originally published on June 10, 2018. The Crown of Thorns is a real eye-catcher, a hardy succulent that grows well both in the wild and as a favorite garden hybrid. I’m honestly not sure what appeals to me more about this plant — the vivid blooms or the aggressive spines jutting from […]
Suppose you were shooting a movie and were in desperate need of some Fiberglas rocks, some plastic roses, dramatic statuary — or perhaps a shrubbery? In this episode of Visiting, Huell meets the folks who are your best bet for all of the above and much more. This family-owned business is now in their fourth generation of providing the backgrounds […]
I’ve hiked the Gerle Loop Trail off Highway 49 a few times this year, including this visit two weeks ago. It feels so close to home, even though it takes me about an hour to get there, winding along Salmon Falls Road up to Pilot Hill. I like that it seems just a little way upstream from my house — […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Pink and Yellow (separately or combined).
We spent a few days at the coast back in early September, and one afternoon our explorations took us along a quiet trail north of Stump Beach to Chinese Gulch. I’ve already shared a few of my photos from that hike, but there was so much more. Not too long after we crossed the wooden bridge, we found the trail […]
Here are a few more images from our trip to Malakoff Diggins State Park this week.
I can’t tell you the names of most of the flowers I saw during my recent trip to the coast; but I appreciated seeing their bright colors even more than usual, thanks to the smoke and fog hiding the sun every day.