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Calm After The Storm

It had just rained.

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Forks in the Garden


It was a late afternoon Sunday evening in November. I was lurking the garden looking to take pictures of birds when I realized this capture of forks would be enough of a reward. There are magical times for capturing good photography; they are early morning and late afternoon. Autumn in California is not as colorful as you would find in may other regions of the United State, but the muted colors do provide a great backdrop.

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Morning Dew

On a misty morning, I woke up to see this rose bush with a good amount of morning dew. It looked like it had rained overnight, but this moisture was solely from the morning foggy conditions. We are currently suffering from drought conditions in California, so I guess I should be happy for any moisture evening if it’s just a misty morning dew.

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February Blooms

There is spot on Old Redwood Highway between Windsor and Healdsburg, California that has a row of cherry trees that every year provide a February bloom. This was captured during an unusually cold Sunday morning in February. It was a break in the pleasant February weather we’ve been having.

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Vacuum in Room

I’ve been holding on to this image for a long time. Now that 2014 has come and gone, I can let it go. On July 8, 2014, we experienced a flood within our house. This picture was taken in my office space around September 9th after the movers had taken the furniture into storage in preparation for the restoration work. From July 8th until October 6th, 2014 (furniture returned) our living situation was upside down as a result of the flood. Here’s to a better 2015!

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Raindrop Grapes

This image of raindrops on the grapes comes from a recent harvest photography session at R. Buoncristiani Vineyards on Wohler Road in the Russian River Valley. It was a picking that started around three a.m. and continued until about nine a.m. There was an early morning misting that settled on some grapes left over from the harvest.

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Let There Be Cake

I have to thank Flour Girl Bakery in Cloverdale for this cake capture. They were one of the many vendors at the Bacigalupi Family‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Third Anniversary Vineyard Designate Tasting. It was a wonderful day featuring the many wines that use Bacigalupi Vineyards’ grapes. Ironically, my current consumption of this kind of food is minimal to none, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be captured and visually enjoyed.