Winery Walks: Lynmar Estate

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. Near Graton and Sebastopol you will see many wineries along Hwy 116. However if you turn on Frei Rd, you’ll find this gem – Lynmar Estates.

Winery Walks: Chateau St. Jean

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With over 300 wineries in Sonoma County, we won’t cover all of them – but we will display some of our favorite gardens. Some are walks on their own and some are near places weContinue reading “Winery Walks: Chateau St. Jean”

Winery Walks: Ferrari-Carano

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With over 300 wineries in Sonoma County, we won’t cover all of them – but we will display some of our favorite gardens. Some are walks on their own and some are near places weContinue reading “Winery Walks: Ferrari-Carano”

Walk in the Garden – August Version

Actually, we walk in our community garden every other day. It deserves our care and our remembering. If I can’t give you squash – how about some pictures? The lettuce was prolific but done. I’ve got a couple more salads to go. Many other garden plots look spent except for the flowers.

Winery Walks: Kendall-Jackson

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With over 300 wineries in Sonoma County, we won’t cover all of them – but we will display some of our favorite gardens. Some are walks on their own and some are near places weContinue reading “Winery Walks: Kendall-Jackson”

Sunset Gardens vs. Filoli Gardens

We wondered why with all our visits to the peninsula south of San Francisco, we hadn’t gone to Sunset magazine’s garden. While we monthly read the garden, home and travel information, we’ve missed the home office. After driving past some luscious home (mansion) gardens in Atherton, we arrived at Sunset magazine’s headquarters. The front ofContinue reading “Sunset Gardens vs. Filoli Gardens”

Kortum Trail Update

We visited the coast a couple of weeks ago – to check on the wildflowers. The buttercups were out and a few other strays, like this mallow. Seeing the early bloom, we moved the coastal walk from May to April. Please join us April 21st above Wright’s Beach. More info below. The trail south fromContinue reading “Kortum Trail Update”

Walking in Palm Springs

Walking in Palm Springs Flying into Palm Springs you see a vast Coachella Valley desert with patches of buildings lined by streets and patches of green golf courses and smaller patches of blue swimming pools. Once in town, houses and strip malls seem to stretch on and on. You almost forget about the desert. AsContinue reading “Walking in Palm Springs”

Winery Walking

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. One of our favorites is at Kendall-Jackson off of Fulton Rd, north of Santa Rosa. Formal gardens with fountains, lawn and roses are near the building. A Culinary Garden flourishes with flowers, small beds ofContinue reading “Winery Walking”