Seth Garcia found himself lost in the circuitous roads of Brooktrails yesterday evening when he looked up and beheld a sight. He was inspired to grab his camera and take a picture because he “liked how the road was windy and the sun was setting perfectly in between the trees.”
Fort Bragg resident Judy Valadao Valadao said, “We were very surprised as they exposed themselves one at a time until there were three. Be sure to bring binoculars if you want to see them as they await the male’s return to the nest with a fish.”
Ukiah resident Cassandra Cain-Bawden said, “realizing these flags were honoring the ones who died fighting for our freedom was very emotional.” Cain-Bawden said she reflected with her mother about “how young some of the men were.”
Cheryl Johnson went walking with a neighbor kid this last February at Ukiah’s Low Gap Park. Johnson told us the neighbor kid “was so excited that she ran into the creek with her shoes on.”
Hopland resident Vernon Hamilton Budinger arose in the darkness to capture the strange sight of the moon-turned- ochre. He managed to snap a shot of Duncan Peak’s silhouette as the eclipse waned and the moon descended below the western horizon.
It’s good to know in the wilds of Mendocino County’s mountains, any Joe Schmo can still curl up with a good book.
Settling into the sun-kissed sands of Portuguese Beach, Sarah Baitis said her two sons “played for hours in the sand and in the forts made from driftwood.”
Linda Schupp told us she began documenting Lake Mendocino last fall and several occasions since. The drama of a cloudy day is evident in several of the photographs, especially when juxtaposed to her pictures of a bluebird day on the lake. She said her photographs “tell a story of the drought we are experiencing now.”
In the spirit of capturing moments worth remembering, MendoFever will now feature MendoMoments, a column 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 firstname.lastname@example.org including a description of what your photograph depicts, where it was taken, and any other important details.