Sunday, November 8, 2009

Today's Flowers #65: Napa Valley

Even at the end of October, when most color is coming from the autumn leaves, we can still find some beautiful planted flowers at sunny California. This picture was taken at Castello di Amorosa at Nappa Valley, a 20th century stone castle and vineyard.

Not only the trees, the leaves of grape vine also changed to brilliant color.

We spent a day in Napa Valley after out trip to Yosemite and Eastern Sierra. The weather was absolutely beautiful. We visited several vineyard, but did not drink much. What every we did drink was very good.

It was also the harvest season. It seems that 2009 has been a good year for the crop. Unlike the old days, when the year was good, the wine was good and they sold at better price. Now a good year produced too many grapes. We then have a grape glut and the price of wine goes down. I hope that is true, we did not see that was very evident on the price tag of wine in the restaurant.

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13 comments:

Grace Olsson said...

Dear, I am the first....
I woked up now and decided to visit YOu...and....teh moment to me its for celebration....TODAY, IN SWEDEN, ITS FATHER´S DAY....AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEND TO MY FATHER IN BRASIL...Your shots....
congrats
have a nice wekened
graceolsson.se/mittliv

Randi said...

Lovely shots of a beautiful place!
Even the name - Castello di Amorosa is romantic.

i beati said...

all so inviting just loved it sandy

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful imagery of the vineyards!
I have been to the Napa Valley and did some wine tasting!
Feeling strong these days!Mind body spirit approach!

Quilt Works said...

Vineyards are so beautiful in the fall, I love the last picture in particular with the grapes!


Forget-me-nots are my contributions to flowers today

Jama said...

I've never visited a vineyard before, the place looks so lovely and welcoming with the leaves color changing.

SandyCarlson said...

An incredibly beautiful place.

Janie said...

Beautiful scene from Napa Valley and a nice tour. I've always wanted to visit there.

Arija said...

I would love to bite into that bunch of grapes!!!
A lovely post.

Marja-Leena said...

Kaunista ja mielenkiintoista

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful photo of the castle! Love the perspective - and those bright colors! And I do love wine (red) - so this was a post I enjoyed! :)

Carol said...

Great photos as usual, Grace and Bradley. I have the creative blogger award that I would like to pass on to you, if you would pick it up at my site.

shu said...

Wondeful shots - as beautiful as paintings...

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