I am starting to sort all the photos that I took on my recent trip to the US. My first stop was Santa Rosa, California, north of San Francisco. It’s spring there when they start their dry season but they had been getting an unusual amount of rain. Everything was green, and there were roses and other flowers everywhere. Since I love flowers you all get to see a bazillion flower photos. Well maybe not quite that many since I managed to get this collection down to 19 photos.
My daughter works for Sonoma County. If you want to disguise your cell phone tower as a pine tree, you have to bring a sample of the material to her office. She said everyone in the office has these fake branches on their desks.
She had a hair appointment one day so we spent the time wandering around a nearby neighborhood. It’s an older neighborhood of charming homes and gorgeous flowers, and it was a beautiful day so we enjoyed the time.
And, a few more pictures taken around my daughter’s neighborhood and other random places.
California is fun because it doesn’t get really cold or hot, and it is possible to grow a large variety of flowers and plants. It isn’t unusual to see food plants growing in people’s yards either. It’s wine country so there are also many beautiful vineyards in the area. It’s super expensive so even if you have a good job it might be a struggle to make ends meet. I’m glad my daughter is there though so I can visit and enjoy the area as well as my family. More on that soon…