The Autumn Leaves
Original post made by Paul Losch on Sep 29, 2011
Wine Country in Sonoma and Napa counties.
You don't get the majestic Green and White Mountain views, or the lakes that adorn that countryside. That said, I have over the years traversed the country roads in the North Bay, and it is a gorgeous time of year to spend some time in that vicinity.
Wine tasting optional. There are some good tours of the vineyards, and this is a great time to see those big grapes and the beautiful oolors of the leaves on the grapevines.
Raking leaves not required.
on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Jay Thorwaldson is a registered user.
Hi Paul -- You and others might also want to look around Palo Alto in the next few weeks. There are some magical streets that include everything from bright-yellow gingko trees that rain their leaves onto the street and sidewalk to various multi-colored trees. I've often thought there should be a photo collection of the most colorful streets, blocks or cul-de-sacs. Nominations, anyone?
Some years back I toured Vermont and New Hampshire to catch the magical foliage. I commented on its beauty to an older woman selling maple syrup at a roadside stand, gesturing across the road. "That's the only view I've ever seen," she confided, as she had staffed the syrup stand during "tourist season" since she was a girl. Still a nice view, but a narrow one. -jay
on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Every year this season,when I was walking on the street full of fallen leaves,listening to the crunching sound of my feet stepping on it, it reminds me the things or people in the past,like broken leaves in a broken pieces of time.So sad.
on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm
I agree with you that we can take in some pleasant autumnal arboreal experiences right here in Palo Alto. (it does require me to rake leaves where I live!)
The notion of a drive and visits to an area not frequented that displays dramatic colors this time of year is another, different experience.
IMHO, you cannot beat New England, and it is good that we can enjoy the colors of the fall season in "this neck of the woods." Or the grapevines.