I am excited to be asked to be in the Sonoma Art pop up art gallery in Sebastopol. The artist reception will be on December 8th, 5pm to 7pm with music, food and beverages. The gallery will be open from December 8th to December 23rd, 11am to 6pm each day.
On a 8 day exploration of the Oregon coast I visited many coastal areas with whales, seals, sea lions among the sea stakes looming out of the water. I was treated to golden and blue twilights to red flaming sunsets. At Harris beach the sky had smoke and ash from a fire in central Oregon. The sun was aglow in bright orange. At Show Acres near the seal and sea lion rookery the clouds were ablaze in reds to blues.
Isolated outcrops of rock standing in the ocean are called sea stacks, and they are remnants of rocky headlands that were eroded by wave action. They are indeed ancient – millions and millions of years old. And incredibly resilient. Many stacks were the result of volcanic action, with lava flowing to the sea. Cooling lava became hardened basalt over time. The heavy basalt remained buried under marine sediments for millions of years. As the climate shifted and sea level receded, the rocks were revealed and parts worn away by winds and water. Tidepools at the base of many sea stacks provide habitat for a variety of marine creatures. Soil has settled into crevices of some of the sea stacks, building up a soft layer perfect for nesting puffins, murres and other seabirds.
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On my trip to the Oregon Coast I visited many of there lighthouse. The Heceta Head Lighthouse and Light Keeper’s home are circa 1894. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse. From a height of 205 feet above the ocean, its “first order” Fresnel lens, casts it’s beams some 21 miles out to sea. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast. It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.
Save the Redwoods League is turning 100 years old in 2018. Please share your redwood photos on instagram and twitter with the #Stand4Redwoods hashtags. A new gallery entitled Save The Redwoods are redwoods from my recent trip to several national and state redwood parks. Click on the thumbnail to see full view.