Took a walk around the Laguna today, that is, near Sebastopol’s Laguna baseball fields.  I just never know what I’m going to see as the trail unfolds.  The afternoon light remains crazy good, which adds to the depth of the pictures.

A mallard preens amidst the glow of autumn leaves reflected off the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Bees emerge from their underground hive at the Laguna, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

A hawk glides above the Laguna, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Ignoring the gentle push of autumn, blackberries continue to ripen at the Laguna, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

-Kent Porter