I love this mural. It’s bright and fun and iconic and perfect for the university. I could do without the parking signs obscuring it but that’s neither here nor there. For more Wide Open Walls new from this summer click here!
The summer is HOT and my hibiscus is blooming. It’s a treat every morning to look out and see how many new blooms I have. If we close our eyes for just a moment we can pretend we are somewhere more tropical with a Mai Tai in hand! Cheers.
Its been hot in the Valley so a visit to the lovely rose garden at McKinley Park in Sacramento was in order early in the morning. It was also best considering social distancing guidelines and not particularly wanting to be close to people at this time. Well, the kiddo and I enjoyed our visit. He smelled every rose declaring which ones smelled good and which ones were inferior. He also spent the better part of two hours picking up wayward petals throwing them in the garbage can which is his favorite pastime. We have a budding Gardener on our hands friends. Stay cool and Stop and Smell those roses.
This lovely and large flower farm is nestled in the Plymouth Gold Country area and is the perfect place to either shop for plants or have a family friendly picnic surrounded by a botanical garden. It is also a great break for those who grow weary of too much wine tasting in one day.
May my flower photos bring you a tiny respite from the strange world we are in these days.
The Plymouth area, in Amador County, is another Gold Country gem located in the Northern California Gold Country area. Albeit this particular area has changed a lot over the years. This once cattle and agriculture area is now primarily vineyards and businesses which support the those vineyards. It is a much shorter drive from the Sacramento area than to our precious Napa and is less frequented which = less traffic!
Stay tuned for an accidental visit to the Amador Flower Farm which is like Christmas Day for these two day tripping photographers.
Enjoy friends. More flowers and wineries to follow from this day of fresh air and space. Happy Thursday Doors.
Be well everyone.
But, the beautiful Lupines bring some peace and it is easy to realize how important nature and the arts can be.
I hope this post finds all of you healthy and happy and safe. Peace.