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MendoMoments: The Nearness of Autumn Comes Into Focus on the Mendocino Bluffs

[Photograph provided by Sheana Voltz]

Sheana Voltz took a stroll along the Mendocino Bluffs this last Monday, taking in the marine air and the distant hiss of the surf, and came to a realization: fall is near.

Voltz was struck by the “contrasting colors of the sea and the fall colors on the bluff.” She said that, “The blackberries, the wild radish seed pods, the fried egg plant flowers just scream fall.”

Voltz reminds us of the beauty of transition, the willingness to embrace change. Summer’s ending is the beginning of the cycle starting anew.

MendoFever’s newest column, MendoMoments, is dedicated to showcasing the land, animals, and people that make up Mendocino County. All Mendocino County residents and visitors are invited to participate. Send photographs to including a description of what your photograph depicts, where it was taken, and any other important details.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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