January 31st brought us a celestial event to remember. Skies were completely clear on the Mendonoma coast. Photographer Paula Power took photos of the event. Here is the Blood Moon, the full moon in a lunar eclipse.
It was amazing to see the stars so vibrant during the eclipse. Paula captured some of that night-time magic.
Paula then photographed the moon as the eclipse was finishing.
It was quite an experience to witness this event. Fun fact: the second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon. That doesn't occur too often, hence the expression, "Once in a blue moon."
I thank Paula for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
The Cypress Abbey addition to the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands can be accessed behind Point Arena City Hall. There are new lands to explore and are they ever beautiful! Paula Power took several photos of these lands recently.
Here are some of the rock formations. In the far distance you can see the white Lighthouse.
And here is a glimpse at low tide.
And here is a photo of Surfgrass, Phyllospadix. It’s a submerged aquatic plant that pollinates underwater. The leaves are tough as leather and highly flexible.
The rare and endangered Supple Daisy has been seen here, as has King Gentian. I'm sure we'll be discovering more wildflowers and other treasures as we explore this land in the future.
Thanks to Paula for allowing me to share her photos with you here.