Some places just seem to recharge my creativity, especially in northern California (San Francisco and northward), especially Sonoma. We try to go there every year, first to visit our dear friend Diane in Sonoma for a few days and then on up the coast to Mendocino to see the California grandkids, and their parents, of course. My home and heart are in the desert, but we all need a change sometimes. Sonoma is so filled with the sweet green breathing of plants that it immediately refreshes my soul. I’m not just talking about vineyards, but of course the vineyards are beautiful. This is the view from the end of Diane’s street.
The weather was unseasonably cool while we were there, but our visits to our friend and to Sonoma always warm my heart. With temperatures here in Tucson predicted to reach 106 by Sunday, I wish I could have brought back some of that cool weather!