My apologies go out to Sunridge Charter School of Sebastopol for not posting pictures of their Lantern Walk in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Friday, November 22. The group of second graders construct paper lanterns and walk the connected paths around the Laguna Wetlands Preserve in Sebastopol, singing a variety of songs.

Rarely do I go to the Laguna with an idea in mind, I just photograph whatever piques my curiosity.  At the preserve Friday to photograph two hawks I’ve seen hunting at sunset, I was pleasantly surprised when Dianne Namkung’s second graders showed up a little past dusk to light their lanterns.

Second graders of Sebastopol's Sunridge Charter School gather to walk the Laguna Wetlands Preserve, Friday Nov. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013.

Second graders of Sebastopol's Sunridge Charter School gather to walk the Laguna Wetlands Preserve, Friday Nov. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013.

Second graders of Sebastopol's Sunridge Charter School gather to walk the Laguna Wetlands Preserve, Friday Nov. 22, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013.

-Kent Porter