If one were to drive the periphery of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, little sections of the watershed show up where you least expect it, like these scenes off West Olivet Road.  Take a ride during the magic light of late afternoon and the entire landscape changes.

 

Afternoon sunlight filters through fencing along West Olivet Road with the Laguna de Santa Rosa in the distance, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

 

Blackbirds take flight in a pasture adjacent to the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

 

-Kent Porter