04 July 2010

A Month Ago...

The long Independence Day weekend is giving me time to catch up on a few things. These pictures were taken back in late May/early June when I was in California and Minnesota.

Sonoma County, California
We spent Memorial Day with friends who have a really beautiful weekend house in Sonoma. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. The second to the last one is me enjoying Widow Barnaby after a swim.

Under the flight path for MSP
Would you believe that this beautiful wetland was right next to our airport hotel in Minnesota. Despite the "closed" signs, my sister and I took a nice walk in the evening as an antidote to our dinner at the nearby Mall of America.


  1. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time. Those photos are fabulous and the one of you relaxing with a book --well priceless :)

  2. I live just one county over from Sonoma in Solano county, which looks just like Sonoma but with a large bay.

    Your pictures have me a bit homesick. In New Haven for the summer this year.

  3. Beautiful photos!! Sounds like a wonderful time!

  4. Great shots of you! And I especially like the one of the table with the glasses.
    All of you eating together is right out of a magazine.

  5. Lovely photos--I wouldn't mind some away time like that! Glad you had a good time.

  6. Diane: It is a perfect place for that kind of thing.

    Ted: It was bliss until our final day in Sonoma and my allergies went nuts.

    CB: What are you doing in New Haven. I saw on your blog that you were there but I may missed the part where you explain what you are up to.

    Elise: Hubby gets most of the photo credit. Except for the MN pictures.

    Nan: I hesitated to include the still life of the table because it doesn't really say anything about the trip, but I thought it was such an interesting photo I couldn't resist.

    Amanda: Oddly enough I usually don't like outdoor reading. I get too distracted by bugs or the sun or something else. But that day none of those were problems.

    Danielle: It definitely was nice to get away especially since there was a houseful of boxes that still needed unpacking.

  7. Beautiful photos! Puts me in a calm, serene mood just looking at them.

  8. What lovely photos! It just looks so wonderful there - so calm and peaceful - exactly what a trip away should be like - relaxing. Looks like you definitely had a good time :)

  9. Oh wow! My uncle worked for many years as a refuge interpreter at the Minnesota Valley NWR. He's now retired and lives in Iowa, growing delicious things in his garden and volunteering at a local nature refuge.

    - Christy


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