Spring at Healdsburg Ridge

Not too late for spring flowers this year. (See June 2013 post below. Other posts: Dream  April 2013, Heights April 2010. The meadow up on Serpentine Trail is so amazing, I just have to try my best to climb the hill to see all the wildflowers. Through the woods uphill were soap plants, vetch, buttercups…

Another Revisit: Sonoma Valley Walk

We have often walked at Sonoma Valley Regional, as it is easy, wide and paved. We can keep dry in winter and can enjoy the wildflowers in spring. Last November, we noticed some blackberries had been cleared out of the creek bed near the entrance and something planted. From a distance we couldn’t quite manage to figure…

Walking Cloverdale River Park

This post was from February 2013. We’ve visited many times (Cloverdale) and it’s great for winter with its wide paved path. Going uphill to the cemetery will possibly be more soggy right now. Don’t forget it for the wildflowers in later in February and March. Cloverdale River Park follows the Russian River for a little…

Sunday’s Revisit: North Coast

Here’s a trip from five years ago, but we’re planning another January trip. What will we revisit and what will be new? Not that we spent much time going up the valley, we were anxious to get to Mendocino. We stopped for the obligatory pastry and coffee at the Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg. And on…