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Lost in The Lillies


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Impending Winter in The Vineyard


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Wet Autumn Garden

The rains are starting to take hold. Hopefully they will stay for a while longer.

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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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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.