Spring in Northern California, Part 1

Spring is in full force around here!  (My sincerest sympathies for those of you still stuck in the snow.)  I know that it is officially a few days a way, but the hills here apparently haven’t looked at the calendar. While we desperately need rain, we’ve had mostly sunny days and the wildflowers are blooming….

Napa Valley at the end of Winter

Winter in the Napa Valley is ending a bit early this year.  The weather in Northern California has been warm and dry — while we are enjoying that we really need some more rain! The mustard is blooming early this year.   Trimming of the vines has started.  How the vines are pruned depends of…

While I was gone……

…….. I made a few changes and I had a serious talk with myself about what I really want for this blog to be. Some of the changes are technical: new hosting and a new theme.  I was very unhappy with my previous hosting.  Let’s just say that it was a case of you get…

Photo Friday 12/19

Today’s Photo Friday is brought to you by my pets, Hobie the Wonder Dog and Otis the Kitten!   We’ve also had a lot of rain (and I mean a lot!) so of course I have to include the obligatory cloud shot.  This one also has the rising moon.  Kinda cool. Happy Friday, everyone!  …

Fog

One side effect of all of the rain that we have been having here is that once the rain stops the fog sets in.  The fog magically softens the landscape, hiding the rough spots. After a few hours, the fog starts to burn off letting more details come through. D.