Springtime in Sonoma County

Bodega Head CoastVineyards & Mustard FlowersFor several months now, smw slt has been calling Sonoma County, in the northern sector of California’s lovely Bay Area, home. It’s an area I’ve always loved and now hope to return to regularly in coming years…during breaks from the upcoming long assignment that’s about to begin. Yep, that’s right, after more than two glorious months of biking, hiking, cooking and quietly attending to the business of having and making friends and pursuing a relatively quiet life, I’m about to pack the bags and hit the airport circuit for more of my beloved work. But before I go, I figured I should pop a few of the scenes I’ve been enjoying these recent months up on the blog, both for myself to scan when I’m feeling homesick, and for anyone who wonders what life looks like an hour’s drive of the city of SF itself. These were all shot between January and March along the coast and in towns and spots around Sonoma County – sadly, I forgot my camera often when I went out by bike or in the car when my mother visited, so for example I have no photos of our lovely day at Fort Ross and at Jenner, where the Russian River meets the ocean. Oh well – that’s called down time for me, to forget the camera! Enjoy, and look for future  updates when I get the chance. (And for the record, the painted boot was just sitting there on the picnic table; I did not stage that one. If you don’t see it, try launching this page in a different browser.) Thanks :-).

Flowering Trees & SkyBodega Head Boot & Coast Bodega Head Cliffs

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Vallejo's Petaluma AdobeRed Berries

5 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing them! I look forward to seeing Northern California in the not too distant future!

    March 31, 2015 at 14:06

  2. Mike

    Beautiful…

    March 31, 2015 at 14:20

  3. Diane Rachiele

    They are all lovely – I really admire Hawk 3 though – it is very special to have snapped that series of shots! xo D

    March 31, 2015 at 17:17

  4. Sarah

    Hi Paul…. Looks fabulous. When do you start Airbnb?!!!! Best of luck in your new venture – thinking of you and see you in September in Amsterdam. Sarah

    March 31, 2015 at 20:09

  5. Andrew Deppe

    Will you be in Sonoma County in November 2015 by any chance? Stephen and I are thinking of a big 2-week bay area trip then. Would be great to see you in your natural habitat. Spring blessings, Andrew

    April 6, 2015 at 21:15

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