Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sonoma



Yesterday morning we headed up to Healdsburg for breakfast and then to Sonoma before driving over to Napa for our Christmas family dinner.  I always love stopping in Sonoma, but we got there about noon and the parking was really crowded.  We drove around the town square a couple of times before a spot opened up.  Our daughter and son-in-law wanted to find a little cooking shop, but it has gone out of business, so they headed over to the Sonoma Cheese Factory.  Hubby and I walked around the park.  The plaza there in Sonoma is the largest in California, and is just over 8 acres. Sonoma was the seat of the Bear Flag Revolt in 1846 and served as the capital for a while.

3 comments:

Teresa said...

I have never been to California, I'm a lot closer now!
Lots to do there looks like!

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Happy new days.
Happy new dreams.
Happy New Year 2012 :))
Myriam

Pat said...

Your header photo is just stunning!

Happy New Year!