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Mendocino Coast Heritage Days
Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Mendocino Coast Heritage Days begins on Friday, May 2, with fun and unique activities for the whole family. In its 5th year, the 2008 celebration will feature a series of living history reenactments, 19th century and Native American games, museum exhibits, heritage roses and historic walking tours. Annual favorites include the moonlight cemetery tour and the heritage walking tour. The Temple of Kwan Tai will be open to the public on both weekends, and the historic walking tours include an inside look at the Masonic Temple. Talks by experts in preservation and archaeology will give us a different perspective on our local surroundings. Living History Day will have ice cream and butter making, lumberjack demonstrations, the fire pumper, and – new this year – Wells Fargo Stagecoach rides. Many events are free.

Here is a printable (PDF) schedule of events. These pictures are from previous Heritage Days events.

Actors and crowd at Full Moon Cemetery Tour

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Actors and crowd at Full Moon Cemetery Tour
Demonstration of Speed Chopping
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Demonstration of Speed Chopping
Statue on Masonic Temple Carved from a Single Block of Redwood
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Statue on Masonic Temple Carved from a Single Block of Redwood
Pomo Dancers from Point Arena Rancheria
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Pomo Dancers from Point Arena Rancheria
The Lighthouse at Point Cabrillo
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The Lighthouse at Point Cabrillo
Third-Order Fresnel Lens at Point Cabrillo
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Third-Order Fresnel Lens at Point Cabrillo
The Business End of the Hand-Pumped Fire Engine
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The Business End of the Hand-Pumped Fire Engine
Fireman Barry Cusick Leads Volunteers on the Hand-Pumped Fire Engine
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Fireman Barry Cusick Leads the Volunteers on the Hand-Pumped Fire Engine
Jerome Ford Arrives in Mendocino (Reenactment)
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Jerome Ford Arrives in Mendocino (Reenactment)


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Chris Woods: Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s New Exec
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

chris-woods-photo-003.jpg Born in England and now a U.S. citizen, Chris Woods moved to the United States in 1981 and was director and chief garden designer for Chanticleer Garden. He transformed this private estate in Wayne, Pennsylvania, into a world-renowned public garden. In 2003 he became vice president for horticulture and external operations at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and then executive director of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy before becoming Executive Director at VanDusen Botanical Garden, his most recent position. (more…)


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Model Train Show
Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Train Layout at the Botanical Gardens

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Train Layout at the Botanical Gardens
Everyone loves a train, and I’m no exception. My father has a 1940’s Lionel model train, and every year we would put it up around the Christmas tree. There was never much room, but, as children, we were delighted when it would round the corner, toot the horn and go through the tunnel. It even had “smoke” coming from the steam engine. I had so many wonderful memories of those times that I later bought my husband the same train. If you, too, have a fondness for trains, you’re in for a treat. Because this year, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is hosting a Seasonal Model Train Show from December 15-24. The show will include trains and layouts of many scales with many themes. There will be a large (22′ x 17′) layout based on scenes from the Skunk Train (CWR) as it was between 1915 and 1930, one of Fort Bragg with the holiday lighted truck parade, and even one in a pizza box! Fun for kids from 3 to 93! Free with Gardens admission. 9 am to 4 pm – Gardens Deck and Lath House. For more information, contact Store Manager Cynthia Lambie at 707-964-4352 ext 18.
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Model Train Layout at the Botanical Gardens #7


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

New Photo Galleries: Goldeneye Fall Foliage Redux and more!
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Pinot Noir Grapes Amid the Fall Foliage

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Pinot Noir Grapes Amid the Fall Foliage at Goldeneye
Back in October, I had the chance to go shoot the fall foliage at Goldeneye Vineyards near Philo in the Anderson Valley. There had been showers the day before, and more were predicted for that day. As it turns out, though, there was no rain. There were lots of clouds moving through quickly, though, making wonderful patterns of light on the grape vines. I’ve now added a more extensive gallery of photos from that day, and we’re now working to expand the photo galleries to show more images of the Mendocino Coast. You can currently find these galleries:

Gallery 1: favorite images from DFF

Gallery 2: flower pictures by DFF, mostly from Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Gallery 3: pictures of the Point Cabrillo Light Station and area by Bruce

Gallery 4: Goldeneye Fall Foliage by DFF

We hope you enjoy the pictures!


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

An Explosion of Dahlias at the Botanical Gardens!
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Explosion of color at the Dahlia Garden at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens!

Regardless of how busy I am, I always find the time during August to go admire the Dahlia Garden out at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. They have dozens of different varieties of dahlias, some of which you will not believe actually are dahlias. If you at all find them interesting, go see these – they are at their peak now!

A spectacular dahlia #1Dahlia #2 : An AnemoneDahlia #3 : Beautiful saturated red (with bee)Dahlia #4 : this dahlia was about 9 inches across!Dahlia #5 : the sign said it was a dahlia, and they have no reason to lie....Dahlia #6 : I liked the shape on this one.

 


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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