I ran through the Dry Creek area of Sonoma County last Saturday as part of my training for the Water to Wine Half Marathon next month. It was perfect running weather – overcast and cool but not cold. The vineyards are heavy with grapes and there are some early signs of fall even though it’s late July. I thought I would share a few of the things I saw on my run. Enjoy!
|Most of the leaves on the grapes are still a vibrant green, love the contrast with the lighter plant on the ground|
|Grapes are not the only things growing here - I saw peach trees, apple trees and olive trees|
|Love this mailbox - very appropriate for a country road|
|Old vine Zinfandel - I can tell because the vines are thick and gnarly|
|The yard ornament above is made from the metal hoops off of an old wine barrel|
|It's not uncommon to see signs advertising flowers, eggs or produce for sale, sometimes on the honor system|
|And here are the zinnias that were advertised|
|These grape leaves are just starting to change color|
|I love the way the red roof of this barn contrasts with the green of the vineyard|
|This is so fun and whimsical!|
I hope you have enjoyed this short pre-harvest tour of Dry Creek. Have a great week!