California Dreamin’



“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

~Jacques Yves Cousteau




Ocean, Landscape, Mendocino, California, Nature

Crashing Wave, Mendocino Coast




Hiking, California, Nature, Travel, Black and White

Hikers on the Matt Davis Trail,  Marin




Nature, Landscape, San Francisco, Sunrise

Morning Sun and Eucalyptus, Presidio



“Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Ocean, Landscapes, Nikon, Color, Nature, California

Rocks and Ocean, Sonoma Coast




Sonoma, California, Nature, Nikon, Coast

Fence and Sun, Sea Ranch




Lighthouse, California, Black and White, Nature, Landscape

Point Arena Lighthouse




“All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper just running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something.”

~ Elizabeth Bishop



California, Nature, Landscape, Nikon

Pelicans Three, Mendocino



Landscape, Sonoma, Ocean, Nature, Nikon

The Viewpoint, Sonoma Coast



Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Travel, WaterTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Cousteau is spot on. The sea is mesmerizing. Sea ranch fence & Viewpoint are personal favs… Can hear the waves crashing.
    Thanks for sharing! – dsup


  2. ” The sea once it casts its spell…” So true! Can feel the ocean mist as you capture these scenes so beautifully! Linda


  3. Incredible images Jane… Thanks for the escape into tranquility!


  4. Mendocino is a gorgeous part of Northern California! Could watch the waves along those rugged shores for hours….


  5. gorgeous and the second picture is outstanding 🙂


  6. Outstanding scenes! Well done.


  7. Hi Jane ! … Fantastic serie of photos ! … My favorite is the Rocks and Ocean, Sonoma Coast … // Maria 🙂


  8. LOVE these shots….the ‘crashing wave’ is quite magical….a great moment captured!!


  9. Jane, every time I see your photographs it feels as though I have stepped into another world. How is it that you can take such gorgeous scenes – thank you for sharing this series. I love each of them.


  10. Really amazing pictures. I also like these qoutations. Awesome post 🙂


  11. Beautiful, weather-worn seascapes…


  12. One of my dreams when this present phase of my life is over with, is to travel to see the world and to photograph what I see. You’ve just given me more “fuel” for my dream. Thank you. Love, Amy


  13. So fascinating captures… 🙂


  14. Great memories. When did you have time to post these?


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