I spent Memorial Day weekend in beautiful. This is one of those places I can hardly believe with my own eyes. Everywhere we went was candy for a photo-documentarian like me! This trip came at a time where I finally have a great camera in hand . . . and after almost a whole year without, I now feel fully at home in my photography world again.
Here is Salsify gone to seed.
Some purple mountain majesty at the end of the day.
The gorgeous vineyard.
A dramatic nearby dam with rebar coming out which looks like snakes.
I am pretty sure these are redbud pods! I have never seen them turn this color before, though.
And the serenity of the water in all places: pools, reservoirs, rice fields, and streams.
I walked around the property, testing my tree ID skills as I walked. I spotted apple, pear, maple, persimmon, apricot, sycamore, some kind of locust, and ginko. I also wound up finding blueberries and was thrilled when I reported my findings only to hear my friend Trav say: “What? We have blueberries?!”
Stay tuned, the next post will be on homemade dolmas (aka dolmades)!