It’s amazing what you see when you really take time to look. We went a little astray from the garden this time and wandered along a forest path in Steelhead Beach Park along the Russian River in Sonoma County. It’s worth a trip for a nice flat walk and just look what you’ll see if you stop and look around… Read more →
Vegetable Garden Designs…Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
Wandering through a well designed garden is one of the best ways to decide how to design a garden of your own. The vegetable garden at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden is a great place to observe raised beds, mixed gardens full of flowers and veggies, outbuildings and nice pathways. Here you go…a little inspiration: Walking back to the entrance… Read more →
Dahlias!… at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
There are so many plants to see and learn about at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens just outside of Fort Bragg, California. But this time I was mainly stalking dahlias! (Driving to the garden during the worst fire season California has almost ever had, the car was being lightly showered with ash and the sky was an ominous gray all… Read more →
China Camp State Park
There’s a little beach full of history tucked away in San Rafael, on the shores of San Pablo Bay, that is a treasure waiting to be discovered. A quick 45 minute drive from Santa Rosa, a turn at the Marin Civic Center off ramp, and a short trek out to the water’s edge and you step back in time and… Read more →
Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade!
If you want to experience real small town charm and friendliness, don’t miss the Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade next year! Friends mentioned it to us a few years ago and we thought of going but forgot about it…until I saw it advertised this year and wrote myself a note not to miss it. I’m so glad I did! We drove… Read more →
Point Reyes Day Trip – PART 2
A few weeks ago we drove through the Point Reyes National seashore but ran out of time before we got out to the lighthouse. This past weekend we drove back with friends to check it out….so worth the trip! Driving out along Hwy 1 south of Valley Ford (I think) we had to stop and capture some Scottish Highland cattle. … Read more →
gin’gilli’s Vintage Home in Geyserville…Oh Yes!
If you like vintage….I mean vintage anything…head to Geyserville now! Today, on a leisurely Sunday drive, we headed to Geyserville to take a look around and check out parking for the Lighted Tractor Parade coming on November 29th. I remembered a little vintage shop I’d seen years before so we headed north on the main street and stopped by. Oh… Read more →
Point Reyes Day Trip
I love day trips. And a day trip led by friends that know where they’re going is a luxury! Ours friends, Don and Dee, recently took us out to explore Point Reyes National Seashore. I can’t believe I’ve lived in Sonoma County, right next door to this amazing place (in Marin County) and haven’t really explored it before! We drove… Read more →