The moment exudes wonder and innocence and a devil-may-care simplicity that exists in all of us but is too often shrouded with age and experience.
Looking at the photograph now, photographer Jamie Rea is reminded of the “feeling of being incredibly small.” Point Arena and the edge of the continent appear “shrunken underneath the behemoth that lurks beyond our reach.”
A cozy home. A blustery storm. The overnight transformation of a familiar forest into a winter wonderland. The comfort of knowing a warm, dry home and hot cocoa and blankets await when toes and fingers just cannot take it anymore.
A Fort Bragg resident captured this image of the Furniture Mart’s storefront packed with an assembly of Santas, glowing red and white provoking a nostalgia of simpler times.
The sight gave James both “an ominous vibe, and a comfortable, vague familiarity.”
“When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire/ The brief sun flames the ice.”
These sorts of sights stir within us a nameless but familiar longing and the hope that we can be brave and face the uncertain world we inhabit.
There at Blues Beach, Daniel told us the sight he saw reminded him of why he often calls this particular spot “The Magical Beach.”
The Mendocino Headlands attract thousands of tourists each year. Despite our affection for the place, the danger imbued in the rocks and waves always lurks.
Please, if you see a sight that represents Mendocino County’s transition from this blazing summer, into the brilliance of fall, and finally to the temporary slumber of winter, reach out to us. We would love to feature your MendoMoment.