Wednesday, September 23, 2009
On a trip up to Northern California this weekend to visit family, we were lucky enough to have time to cut through San Francisco for lunch, which I was thrilled about since I have great memories in that city. On our way out, before we reached the Golden Gate bridge and drove up to Sonoma, we passed by the Marina Green where SF's annual kite festival was going on. There were so many kites!
They were mesmerizing, but alas we could not stay. We needed to get going, and so we did, over the bridge we went and up the state we drove. The site presented to me when we reached our destination up in Healdsburg was just as equally mesmerizing - wine country.
Atop a mountain covered in family vineyards
is where we arrived, took in the valley and the site of harvest time.
This year's harvest was abounding, they said, the vines were ready for picking.
And I would have to agree on many levels myself,
for there would be no better time to harvest than the present.