Thanksgiving Morning in the Wine Country -lots o' pics

dodgerdudetteNovember 26, 2009

Early morning on a major holiday is a great time to drive through our valley..few cars, few people easy to putter along and pull off the road frequently..

These are vineyards at Chimney Rock on the drier east side of the valley From Napa Fall 2009 From Napa Fall 2009

View across the valley looking west From Napa Fall 2009

This is California , right? Gotta have some palm trees From Napa Fall 2009 From Napa Fall 2009

Olives and lavender along the road in Oakville. From Napa Fall 2009

A mossy stone wall From Napa Fall 2009

Vines and Oaks From Napa Fall 2009

Sycamores line the road to Groth Vineyards From Napa Fall 2009 From Napa Fall 2009

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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Olives and lavender win the prize any day for me!
Sycamores, oaks and, well all the others are gorgeous! Thanks for rising early and thinking of us!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 4:23PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I love your pictures, Kathy. Our former Idyll member, Jain, from the hills east of San Francisco, used to post a lot from her area. I sure miss her.
I never did get to your area, or hers. But, unlike Chelone, I do believe they exist...LOL.

I sure agree about the lack of traffic on days like today. I went to town right after noon to get some last minute groceries. I loved how empty the roads and the town was, even WalMart!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 6:04PM
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veronicastrum(z5 IL)

Lovely photos! Thanks for the visit.

V.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 9:06PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

It's hard to choose a favorite from so many beautiful pictures but I particularly liked the overall patterns in the first picture best.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 7:48AM
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saucydog(z5MA)

Hmm...my post of yesterday disappeared!

I love them all and can't wait to see the landscape in person! Napa is having a lovely fall.

Saucy

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 7:58AM
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michelle_zone4

Bravo! What a fabulous grouping of pictures. I can see why the Napa Valley is so famous. I especially like #2.

Thanks for being such a good tour guide ;o)

Michelle

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 12:23PM
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lmcilhargie

These are great, Kathy! Such beautiful scenery! Thanks for the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Eden

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 1:55PM
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chelone

I don't believe any of it.
I KNOW you live two towns west of me and photshop all the special effects you want me to believe are shots of your "native"landscape".
Just so you know I'm "wise" to you!

:)

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 1:58PM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

Very pretty -- it makes me think you have a very organized symmetrical Autumn w/ all the trees in rows and foliage organized in the vinyards, LOL....

-cindy

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 10:49AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Truly lovely shots of a beautiful location. Thanks for sharing these Kathy! marvelous!
Deanne

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 11:00AM
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ctlavluvr

That's it!!! The client I sent out there needs to spend more money next year if this is what she got to enjoy!!

Absolutely beautiful, Kathy. I'm with 'bug on the lavs...

Martie

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 1:03PM
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