Healdsburg Memorial Veterans Beach, Sonoma County

Train bridge in Healdsburg over the Russian river.
Train bridge over the Russian river, in Healdsburg, CA.
I have been visiting Healdsburg, California a bit more and exploring some of the neighborhoods.  I was driving by the river, and noticed the old train bridge.  I pulled over and ran down the tracks to take a couple of pictures.   I always drive over the car bridge, which in one of the pictures, you can see it in the distance.  That bridge crosses over at the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is a public beach for swimming and day camping of sorts, or picnics.   
View of Russian river in Healdsburg.
View of car bridge over Russian river, and Healdsburg Memorial Beach in Northern California.
View of Russian River and Healdsburg Memorial Beach.
Wine Goddess.
Wine Goddess at a local winery.
Wine Goddess of Healdsburg.

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Beautiful lemon bloom, white with yellow center, and a very light floral fragrant.

Grandma Terry’s Meyer Lemons in Healdsburg, CA

Beautiful huge Meyer lemons on my grandmothers 30+ year old tree in Healdsburg, large lemonds very yellow and very juicy.
Grandma Terry’s Lemon Tree in Healdsburge, CA.

Grandma Terry had the most beautiful old Meyer lemon tree. Most likely this tree is thirty years or older it produces lemons almost all year long.  You can pick two paper grocery bags full of lemons and no one would notice that any are gone.  I love lemons and I think I know why.

We are so used to having Meyer lemons. my aunt makes marmalade, we have lemonade often, and my sugar cookies which have lemon rind in them. Lemon water is also very refreshing winter or summer. Must not forget, Chicken Picatta, with lemon juice and capers.

 

 

Meyer lemon tree that has large amounts of lemons on it almost year round, pictured the tree is full or orangy colored lemons.
Meyer lemons on Grandma Terry’s tree.

 

These lemons have thick rinds, but are also very juicy, they almost look like oranges at times.  Due to the dark yellow rind color, and they are so juicy too almost like oranges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon blossoms a light delicate tiny white flower with yellow pistils and dark green leaves.
Lemon blossoms on Grandma Terry’s Lemon Tree

Have you ever smelled the lemon flower bloom? Before the lemon?  It is amazing! Such a light floral fragrant. If only you could bottle the fragrance!  It it wonderful!  Stop to smell the lemon blooms people!

 

 

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Alexander Valley, Russian River in Sonoma County

Beautiful Russian river in Alexander Valley.

I was visiting my Grandmother in Sonoma county over the holiday and took a short trip to the Russian River off of Alexander Valley Road. A very beautiful drive on a spring day. We stopped at the river, and enjoyed the sun for some time.
Russian river in Alexander Valley, near Healdsburg, California.
Alexander Valley and the Russian River.

 

 

 

Alexander Valley and the russian river.
Beautiful Russian river.