This morning heralded a rather sunny but frosty start to my day at a chilly 29 degrees. It was a very still morning so, perhaps taking advantage of a near perfect temperature differential, the hot air balloons were out en masse, floating high above the commuting Vinogirl below. Also present in abundance, but in this instance very definitely planted on terra firma, was the mustard flowering amongst the vines.
The mustard has been blooming for about 3 weeks now already, perhaps the earliest I can ever remember, no doubt due to the little bit of rain we had in October.
With barely any traffic on the Silverado Trail it was a very pleasurable drive to work on this still, rather Christmassy December morn.