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Muir Woods…The Redwoods Next Door

Here in Sonoma County we are fortunate to  have the  beautiful Armstrong Redwoods. In Marin County they have Muir Woods. Similar, but worth the trip down the road to see more majestic giants in a quiet, cool forest sporting a … Continue reading

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Armstrong Redwoods…Mushroom Season is Here!

Armstrong Redwoods State Park is beautiful any time of year but now, in January, there’s a little something extra to enjoy! Mushrooms are popping up all over.  Though we didn’t score a find this time like we did years ago … Continue reading

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Livermore Valley…The “Other” Wine Country!

Living in the center of Sonoma County, right in the middle of wine country, I didn’t know there was another wine country an hour and a half away! Invited to spend the weekend with my niece and her new husband … Continue reading

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New Blog is UP!

I’ve started a new blog about gardening and I’d love to have you check it out! You can find it at  . Hope you’ll enjoy that too… we’ll be back to posting more “wanderings” shortly!

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New England Fall Colors…A Thanksgiving Reflection…

During  a recent 12 day trip through New England to photograph the famous fall colors we were  a struck by the incredible beauty and serenity . Driving through the Berkshire mountains or traveling winding roads through the countryside of Vermont, … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa JC Neighborhood Jewels…

Looking through the pile of papers and books next to my favorite reading chair, I came across an article I had saved from the June 2nd Press Democrat about the “unique garden sights” there are to see by walking through … Continue reading

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Summertime Garden

The summertime garden is my favorite place to be! Each morning I take my coffee outside to see what’s growing, what’s blooming, which plants are setting fruit. It’s a living, changing place always full of color and fun….not to mention … Continue reading

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Armstrong Redwoods – A Perfect Place for Quiet Reflection

On a recent early morning walk through Armstrong Redwoods , with my husband of 27 years, I couldn’t help but reflect back on all the times I’ve walked through this amazing grove. Beginning in the 1970’s walking through this quiet … Continue reading

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Ferrari-Carano Winery – Tulip Gardens

In Sonoma County wineries and beautiful gardens often go hand in hand. Ferrari-Carano on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg is one of the most beautiful, especially in the spring when daffodils and tulips blanket the grounds. The immaculate gardens are … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – A Quiet Reflection for Easter

A few years ago I went through three cancer surgeries in four months,  including two 45 minute sessions in a tiny, cramped MRI machine.  Reciting Psalm 23 over and over got me through that claustrophobic experience . This psalm has … Continue reading

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