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Karen Tucker photographed this beautiful scene from her home overlooking Fish Rocks.

beautiful-sunset-by-karen-tuckerAnd Bettye Winters caught magic from her home in Irish Beach.

before-the-dinner-party-a-beautiful-sunset-by-bettye-wintersTwo different sunsets, each magnificent in their own way!

Thanks to Karen and Bettye for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

This morning, after a nice rainstorm, a few remaining storm clouds were seen. A short rainbow appeared for a few minutes. I watched it but Susan Routledge-Jackson photographed it, with Fish Rocks seemingly the rainbow's end. A lovely photo for you today.

Fish Rocks and a rainbow by Susan Routledge-Jackson

Thanks to Susan for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see Susan's beautiful artwork, here is her website:  www.seroutledge.com


A big, wet fogbank rolled in two weeks ago, dropped a lot of moisture, and then pulled back. When it pulled back, a beautiful, huge fogbow appeared just north of Fish Rocks. I rushed outside to take a few photos, as I knew it wouldn’t last long.

Fogbow by Jeanne Jackson

Fogbows are also called white rainbows, but this one actually had some color to it. Not vibrant like a rainbow, but definitely there was color. At one point it arched all the way across sky, rainbow-like, but I couldn’t capture it all with my camera. But it is stored in my memory.

Here is a photo of the first fogbow I had ever seen. It was much smaller than the one above.

Fogbow 8.27.13 by Jeanne Jackson (Medium)

Fogbows are rare, so I was thrilled to see another one.


The ocean temperature has been warmer than usual, nearly four degrees above normal. That is surely the reason an unusual fish appeared off our coast near Anchor Bay. Richard Lewis saw it from his boat about 50 yards off the front of Fish Rocks. It was cruising north on the current.

Mola mola by Richard Lewis

This disc-shaped fish is also called a Sunfish and their favorite food is Jellyfish. On average they weigh two thousand pounds! Several days later a juvenile Mola mola washed up on the beach at Cooks Beach. That had me wondering if this was a pregnant female. But no, I'm told. Mola mola females lay eggs, millions of them. Then the male fertilizes the eggs. Less than one percent of the eggs survive. So it must have been coincidence that a juvenile was also seen.

Thanks to Richard for allowing me to share his photo with  you here.


Barry Richman was helping a friend out - I believe the feeding of a cat was involved - when he saw the early morning sun light up Fish Rocks.

The early morning sun hits Fish Rocks by Barry Richman

The rocks glowed in the sunlight for about two minutes, a lovely sight to behold.

Fish Rocks is off of Anchor Bay and part of the California Coastal National Monument [CCNM]. There is an active colony of male Sea Lions there and seabirds nest on the west side.

To learn more about the CCNM, here is the link to the Bureau of Land Management: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/content/ca/en/prog/blm_special_areas/nm/ccnm.html

Thanks to Barry for allowing me to share his photo with you here.