There are places I go when the need to stop becomes overwhelming. Sea Ranch is that destination for me. Located 100 miles up the coast on the border of Mendocino and Sonoma, the region has a special place in my heart as it aims to preserve the natural surrounds and integrity of the landscape as much as possible; reflected in the infrastructure, housing design, landscape architecture (or lack thereof) and thereby preserving the coastline as much as possible.
While here, entire mornings and evenings were overcast, mild and lacked any real color intensity – the “golden hours” were more hued pastel smears than a color palette and I was content to take my iphone and capture a few scenes that caught my eye.
On my trails I met an accomplished architect from area who had designed the second stage of the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, and we shared common networks. He now retired, and spending his days trekking, painting and taking photographs. What a small world indeed. And these little pieces of paradise remind me of the inherent beauty and connectedness of the world.