Sunny California

We arrived in Sonoma County this afternoon to temps in the mid 70’s and susnshine. The locals would have us believe it’s like this all the time, but we know better. When we were here in the same week last winter it was 50 and raining steadily. That was on a good day.

Today’s drive was beautiful down through the Siskyou’s, past Mt. Shasta, through fields of pink-blooming almond trees, over the coastal mountains to Clear Lake, over the next set of mountains to Calistoga, and finally over the next set of mountains to Windsor. We crossed so many summits I lost count. Mt. Shasta was stunning with sun glaring off the ice fields. The blue hazy mountains behind the blooming almonds were an impressionist’s dream. We surprised an elk herd browsing in a meadow in the mountains near Clear Lake. The icing on the cake were the blooming mustard fields as we entered Windsor. Those bright yellow blossoms made Jean smile.

Here are a few photos from our visit last evening with the Rogue River geese and one photo of Mt. Shasta. Tonight we’re settled into our condo. Tomorrow brings more adventures.


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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Sunny California

  1. Carolyn says:

    Our Cindy lives just off the base at Camp Pendelton in Fallbrook, in case you are there.

  2. Beautiful, Paul, thanks for sharing.

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