Monthly Archives: March 2009

Vines and sky in Rutherford

Last summer I shot a corporate event at Rubicon Estate in Rutherford and photographed these same vines dripping with Cabernet grapes. Here, with spring, is bud break and the emerging grape leaves. .

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Napa Valley bud break on the vines

It’s spring, the vines are pushing and breaking their new leaves. Cool shot and exciting to know this is the beginning of the process towards fine wines. This shot was taken last week in Oakville and were the first photos … Continue reading

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Spring

This photo was taken earlier in the week in the yard of my home; lots of bees were around and many shades of pink. Now, the blossoms have changed more towards white and are floating like snow through the air. … Continue reading

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Mustard, one last shot

Yes, it’s been fun to shoot all the color of mustard and the bright green grasses of winter and now the green of trees as they leaf out in spring. Mustard is coming to an end for this year, the … Continue reading

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Nature and Emerson

Emerson wrote, “There are days which occur in this climate, at almost any season of the year, wherein the world reaches its perfection, when the air, the heavenly bodies, and the earth make a harmony….” Spring in the Napa Valley … Continue reading

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Redwood trees

After shooting sunrise in the St. Helena area I headed to scout a new area; the location needs fog, rain or a cloudy day for the photos I envision. As there was too much light I walked into their redwood … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox Napa Valley

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Oak Knoll mustard

It’s been a bit chilly and windy towards sunset time. Last evening was a cold one for this shot of a field of mustard, oak trees and in the distance a vineyard above the valley. Amazing color with the late … Continue reading

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Aldo’s Vineyard in Napa

Not too far from where I live is Biale Winery and tucked away is the amazing Aldo’s Vineyard. Aldo Biale’s old zinfandel vines; I’m going to check with the winery but I believe they are 135 years old. This photo … Continue reading

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Biale Winery’s old zin vines with mustard in bloom

There was, almost, a break in the rains and I was out shooting the old, very old, zinfandel vines that make the amazing Black Chicken zinfandel wines from Biale Winery. .

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