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The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery

The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery Kendall Jackson winery is known for its magnificent wines grown in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and down the coastal areas in Monterey and Santa Barbara.  On a lesser but also important note is its wonderful organic gardens that are used specifically for growing produce for the wine and tasting menu’s at the […]

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Sonoma hike through Olompali

Sonoma hike through Olompali, Travel Photo Mondays #12

  Welcome to Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.     Sonoma hike through Olompali  Just south of the Sonoma city of Petaluma is a State Park called Olompali State Park. An area still […]

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Travel Photo Discovery

The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park – Travel Photo Mondays #11

  Welcome to Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.   The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park Today, let’s go visit another beautiful area in San Francisco, the dahlias are in full […]

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Filoli estate and gardens, Woodside

Filoli Gardens in Summer time

       Filoli Gardens Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California is the perfect place to spend a summer morning to enjoy this historic home and its many beautiful garden rooms. The estate made famous from the television series ‘Dynasty’ showed various parts of the home including the grand bricked entryway, the tea pavilion and and occasionally the swimming pool […]

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Touring Mendocino town

Touring Mendocino town

Touring Mendocino town A walk around the town of Mendocino is like taking a leisurely stroll down a well-preserved Victorian coastal town except that this is on one of the most spectacular coastlines of Northern California. The nicest part visiting Mendocino is that easy feel of the town, it is not congested and touristy compared to the […]

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Yosemite images in black and white

Yosemite images in black and white

 Yosemite images in black and white   Classic Yosemite  “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ―     Ansel Adams Whenever anyone thinks of Yosemite, Ansel Adams and his striking black and white images immediately come into mind.  Even with so many talented artists, […]

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Yosemite history and Indian culture, Travel Photo Mondays #8

Yosemite history and Indian culture, Travel Photo Mondays #8

    Yosemite history and inhabitants – Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.         This magnificent valley we call Yosemite has been a work in progress with its sheer granite walls […]

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