The light can be magical here on the coast. Anne Mary Schaefer captured this beautiful moment in time at Manchester State Park with wildflowers and grasses kissed by the sun.
Anne Mary's photo looks like a painting, don't you think?
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see her pet photography, here is her website: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
A storm out over the ocean is predicted to bring high surf and dangerous riptides beginning tonight. You know you should never turn your back on the ocean, right? Once in a while, a sneaker wave can come way in and surprise you. Don't be that person!
Anne Mary Schaefer captured a beautiful photo of the ocean and what she calls a "roiling sunset surf."
Anne Mary photographed this at Manchester Beach. Time will tell if the high surf warnings bring us a roiling ocean. Perhaps Anne Mary will be out with her camera to document it.
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. She is also a talented pet photographer. She photographed our rescue golden retriever, Sunny. To see her website, here is the link: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Here's a photo of Sunny taken by Anne Mary. An action photo taken at Schooner Gulch Beach. I love it!
Anne Mary Schaefer photographed this beautiful sight a few weeks ago.
Isn't it lovely? Anne Mary is a talented pet photographer too. She photographed our rescue golden retriever, Sunny, some months ago. Anne Mary captured a nice smile from our Sunny!
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photos with you here. Her photography website is: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Manchester Beach is a coast treasure with five miles of sandy beach. Anne Mary Schaefer recently photographed a sunset there with a flock of shorebirds in the foreground.
To learn more about Manchester State Park, here is their website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=437
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see Anne Mary's Pawpawrazzi Pet Photography website, here is the link: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Mel Smith went to see if any of the beautiful white Tundra Swans had returned to the Garcia River area. He first looked at Hunter lagoon off of Biaggi Lane, and then at Brush Creek lagoon but found no Swans. The last big storm had washed away the sand, and drained the wetlands in both places, at least for now.
Mel then went to Hathaway Creek, which is found on the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands and found the fields flooded. There he saw four Tundra Swans, the first of many, we hope.
Here's a photo from a few years ago of two Tundra Swans in flight, taken by Anne Mary Schaefer.
In years past, there have been hundreds of these swans in the floodplains of the Garcia River. We hope more will return to overwinter on the southern Mendocino coast.
Thanks to Mel and Anne Mary for allowing me to share their photos with you here.