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Turns Out Butterflies Are Free!

Monarchs flying

We had friends come in from out of town and as will happen we got to do some fun touristy stuff.  This time of year the monarchs in the western part of the United States have traveled from British Columbia, Idaho and Washington to California and Mexico to find their food for the winter, but they are fourth generation from those that had made the trip north the previous Spring!  Imagine having to migrate 2500 miles to a place you've never seen and you're a butterfly!

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Road Trip - Beat the Canadian Geese

Wordless Wednesday - Foggy Spring Morning

Foggy Spring Morning, California

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A Past Not Forgotten in Gold Country

Amador County wine country photo collage

All photos taken at Driven Cellars in Amador County, California on January 27th, 20

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Western Monarchs Winter in Santa Cruz

Wordless Wednesday

Wine Country Holiday Inspires

Sonoma Valley and its wineries are one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the Fall.  The day time temperatures are much more comfortable than they were in the summer and the vineyards are turning to crimson and gold.  Inspiration is everywhere!

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