Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow alert.

My commute to work 15 miles up through the Napa Valley is always pleasant, but today it was especially delightful. A sprinkling of snow on both ranges of hills, but more noticeably on the eastern Vaca Mountains, had succeeded in making my familiar drive all the more enjoyable. The snow may only have lingered for a few hours but during it's sojourn, high above the sleeping vines below, it delivered a quick blast of Christmassy cheer.

5 comments:

The villager: said...

Snow !!!! That's incredible !!!!

Thud said...

Mt.Diablo looked almost alpine.

Vinogirl said...

Villager: In truth, it was only a sprinkling but still quite impressive for it's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean!

Thud: I bet! Great hill :)

phlegmfatale said...

Have you seen paintings by Bruce Ricker? When I was staying in Healdsburg several years ago, I thought that painter must have had that whole region in mind in his work. Wondrously lovely place, that. I hope your heart is warm this holiday season!

Word verification: rumsjou

Quite. Make mine a double, please.

Vinogirl said...

I will look Mr. Ricker up.
I like Healdsburg, it's a nice town.