LagunaPic 12.18.13

If you like silhouettes, this post is for you. Imagine the frustration of sitting in traffic and watching a brilliant sunset fade from the sky.  Yup, that was me on Wednesday, stuck on Highway 12 trying to make it to the Laguna de Santa Rosa in an feeble attempt  to [...]

By | December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 12.16.13

December and another clear moonrise.  It's been a banner year for the full moon, especially in California.  Not many rain clouds…the full moon over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Monday evening.   -Kent Porter      

By | December 16th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 12.12.13

Red sky at night...The big chill is over.  The Laguna de Santa Rosa lit up this evening as a fading cold front brushed high clouds over Sonoma County, leading to a rich color display. -Kent Porter  

By | December 12th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 12.10.13

Days of ice at the Laguna de Santa Rosa (and elsewhere) will come to an end by the middle of the (Thursday?) week.  For the time being, the ice remains. Thanks to the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center [...]

By | December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 12.05.13

Icy!  Thursday morning was to be the coldest morning of the week: It was! 19 beautiful degrees.  My midwestern Facebook friends are chuckling at our cold snap. Hey! Don't diss our version of the tundra! just wait until you pay eight dollars a pound for oranges because the San Joaquin [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|0 Comments

What a Difference a Year makes

It was only a year ago that the North Coast was pummeled by vicious wind and  driving rain.  Santa Rosa had recorded nearly a foot of precipitation for the water year, a half-foot above normal.  As many remember, the atmospheric pineapple connection shut down after that. The remaining calendar year [...]

By | December 4th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 12.02.13

After a brief (they always seem that way) vacation, I was back down at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Monday, sort of the calm before the big chill. The water was placid, and the sky was mostly clear. Then, walking back to my car, I made a mistake [...]

By | December 4th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 11.26.13

Originally, I went to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Tuesday to photograph Jose Ochoa feeding his cattle alfalfa hay, near the intersection of Occidental and Sanford Roads.  I'm continuously surprised by how the light changes from minute to minute and the dichotomy of the Laguna which provides multiple opportunities to [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 11.25.13

After last weeks summer revival, Monday has started off like winter; icy windshields, more water in the Laguna de Santa Rosa from the last mini rain episode and cows making their rounds through the steam shrouded wetlands.  Now all we need is about four inches of rain to bring everything [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|0 Comments

LagunaPic 11.22.13

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 [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|0 Comments