Category: Sonoma Valley
|April 16, 2017||Filed under California, Gallery, Landscapes, Sonoma Valley|
My San Francisco friends often ask me how I can leave the city to live in the country. My answer is simple: “I wake up happy here.” And I easily find joy and beauty by simply walking in the woods. Thanks to the abundant rains of this winter and spring, the California drought is now officially over, and Sonoma Valley is draped in verdancy not seen in years. Near my home is a corner of Trione-Annadel State Park, where a 2-hour walk yielded these happy snapshots. Enjoy!
|December 27, 2012||Filed under California, Calistoga, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley|
“It’s too cold and wet!” is the usual excuse for not getting outside in winter. But in the San Francisco Bay Area, where 55 F means “cold,” playing in the rain can be fun, especially in the wine country. After a chilly run or hike, one can head over to a local hot spring spa for a warming soak and soothing massage.
|August 26, 2012||Filed under California, Sonoma Valley|
This morning I turned on the fireplace to ward of the chill in the living room. Yesterday I raked a few golden leaves fallen from the poplar tree, and last night bundled up in fleece at an outdoor concert. This afternoon I savored some of the last late season strawberries from the local Kenwood patch.
Alas, summer is coming to a close… but what a lovely summer it has been in the Valley of the Moon! Only an hour drive away, Sonoma Valley is a different world in temperature and temperament from San Francisco. (more…)
|August 12, 2012||Filed under California, Sonoma Valley|
Last night, I watched half a dozen or so shooting meteors as I gazed at the night sky. Running through my head was the wistful tune: “When you wish upon a star.”
A couple of weekends ago, I heard the song performed at Broadway Under the Stars, a show presented by the talented artists of the new Transcendence Theatre group, benefiting Jack London State Historic Park.
It was a magical evening with performers on an outdoor stage in the old winery ruins, with Sonoma Mountain rising in the background into twilight. More shows are scheduled for the last two weekends of August.