Carol Bogovich captured this beautiful wave seen off the Mendonoma coast.
I wish I had a video of this wave to show you! I love the turquoise color of the wave against the oh-so-blue of the Pacific Ocean.
Another favorite wave photo was taken by Jerry Anon at Anchor Bay Beach. The setting sun makes this wave look like glass.
Thanks to Carol and Jerry for allowing me to share their photos with you here.
Sometimes when I look out our windows I almost can't believe what I'm seeing. That's how I felt this morning at the stunning sunrise.
If you look closely, you will see the lights of a fishing boat out near the horizon. The colors of this sunrise only lasted for a few minutes. But isn't it beautiful? I love how the Pacific Ocean glows with the reflected colors.
A while later this morning fog enveloped our house. You just never know what will happen next on the Mendonoma Coast!
Wendy Baily saw this big, male Elephant Seal haul out onto the boat ramp at Anchor Bay Beach. He promptly feel asleep.
A couple of men decided to go over and chase him off. But when they got close and saw how big he was, they changed their minds - good decision! Anyway, he looks so peaceful and relaxed so why disturb his rest?
Thanks to Wendy for allowing me to share this fun photo with you here.
Today fog is draped over the ocean, but it's sunny and warm when you are away from the fog. 77 degrees this afternoon at my house in Anchor Bay. Spring in winter!
Rick and Teresa Denniston spotted this 3+ year old Bald Eagle perched on a tall snag below their Gualala home. Two Common Ravens are seen below the big Eagle.
The Ravens were trying to harass the Bald Eagle. You can watch a short video of this at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1WXjv1on3w&feature=youtu.be
The Bald Eagle doesn't seem too concerned about the Ravens. What strikes me is how much bigger the Eagle is than the Ravens. This Bald Eagle will soon be growing out white feathers on his/her head, denoting that it is an adult.
There have been multiple sightings of what we presume is the same Eagle. Chris Beach took this photo late last year.
Thanks to Rick and Teresa, and to Chris, for allowing me to share their photos and video with you here.
Grace O'Malley went out during a recent low tide. She found a Giant Green Sea Anemone and Turban Snails.
Sea Anemones are named for the flower anemone. Sea Anemones are relatives of Coral and Jellyfish. They wait for a fish to come close enough to it tentacles, which contain venom.
Turban Snails are found in the intertidal zone. Their empty shells are often used by Hermit Crabs.
Thanks to Grace for allowing me to share her photo with you here.