Zinnia Flowers, Cameron Park, El Dorado County

Zinnia’s are beautiful flowers that spring in the late summer early fall.   These were planted by a neighbor of my relatives, and they really made the driveway so lovely.   There were zinnias everywhere!  Zinnias, got their name from Johann Gottfried Zinn, who contributed greatly to the study of anatomy, and to provide the first comprehensive anatomy of the human eye.  Interestingly enough, he was a botanist also, and thus the flower was named after him.

Beautiful zinnia's will brightern any garden in northern California.
Zinnias in Cameron Park
Orange zinnia in the drieveway garden, Cameron Park.
Orange Zinnia
purple zinnias, in northern california, Cameron Park.
Purple Zinnia

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Pink Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Pink Zinnia.
Orange Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Orange Zinnia.
Orange Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Orange zinnia, Cameron Park, California.
Red zinnia, El Dorado County, northern California.
Red zinnia, El Dorado County.
a vineyard throught a rusted fence

Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, Sonoma County

This is Alexander Valley Road.

Grapevines, in the beginning stages, in Alexander valley.
Lots of vineyards and wineries in Alexander Valley.
Alexander Valley is a great place to visit vineyards and wineries.
Alexander Valley near Healdsburg, California.

This vineyard was off of some random road off of Alexander Valley Road, north of Healdsburg, CA. The back road to Calistoga, and Napa Valley. Truly the heart of wine country in my opinion. Some of the best and most beautiful vineyards and wineries in the world.

If you are in California and enjoy wine, you should not miss taking a drive through Sonoma County, especially in the spring.

You will see rolling hills of green, vineyard after vineyard, beautiful old trees, fresh water, spring flowers, and of course spacious blue skies!

Alexander Valley road connects Healdsburg, and Calistoga, in California.
A must see for wine enthusiasts!



Beautiful bright yellow meyer lemons from Chico, CA.


Lemons are the most wonderful fruit.  Close up of a perfect yellow lemon with the green leaves in a bowl with more lemons.
Beautiful lemons.

Lemons are finally in season in California. We are so spoiled here. It is so nice not to buy lemons. Thanks to all my friends for the free lemons! I have enough for hummus all month long and to make lemon sugar cookies for the holiday’s.

Fall Colors on the Trinity River, CA

It is hard to believe November is here, and time to turn back the clocks. The past two days have been rainy and cloudy in Redding, California. A nice change after all the sun, heat and fires. Here are some pics from last year at my parents house. I love the trees! I camped under those trees as a child. This is Lily’s favorite place I am sure.
Cottonwood trees in the fall on the Trinity river, they are yellow to green.
Cottonwood trees in the fall in Trinity county.