Harvest Super Moon 9-8-14

Marty CohenCarmel Valley, Carmel Valley Ranch, Moonrise18 Comments

This Monday night we had a Super Moon that was also a Harvest Moon.  I drove down to an area of Carmel Valley Ranch that had a good view of the mountains in the more distant valley over which the moon would rise.  When the moon is closer to the horizon it has a yellow-orange glow to it which gradually disappears as … Read More

The First Lavender – 2014

Marty CohenCarmel Valley, Carmel Valley Ranch, Flowers4 Comments

At Carmel Valley Ranch, there are fields of Lavender alongside the roads. At the top of a hill near us is a beautiful, small field of Lavender. We walk by it every day while walking our dog Lulu. About 10 days ago, the Lavender bushes, neatly pruned for winter, began to grow long stems with buds. Then, a few days … Read More

Mustard Field

Marty CohenCalifornia, Carmel Valley, Flowers10 Comments

At this time every year, Carmel Valley’s fields come alive, painted with the bright yellow of the Mustard flowers. This photo was taken in the Valley Hills area off Valley Greens Dr. The tractor was sitting in the field and lended contrast in color to the sea of yellow flowers. This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm … Read More

Wild Turkey Mom and Her Poults

Marty CohenBirds, Carmel Valley, Wild Turkeys14 Comments

(To see the most detail in this image, click on it to enlarge it!) We have several families of Wild Turkeys living at Carmel Valley Ranch where we live. We see them often on the hillside behind our home. They’ve recently had babies, “Poults” and this family was behind the house the other day. Until the Poults can fly, they … Read More