Author Archives: Mary Steinbacher

Napa Valley Sunday Morning Hot Air Balloon

It was early Sunday morning when we heard the “shush, shush” of the hot air balloon flying over our home.

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Monterey roaring waves

Two weekends ago we spent time in the Monterey and Carmel areas.

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Napa Valley Balloons Autumn flights

During different times of the year we find the early morning balloons take different paths.

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Rutherford Vineyards nearing Harvest

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Eric at Piano with Vineyards, Napa Valley

As the sun was nearing its departure for the day I was photographing Eric Rinehart at his piano. It was a beautiful evening on the edge of the vines at Missouri Hopper and with the classical music I must say … Continue reading

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Napa Valley Proposal

What a week it was with a proposal at the lovely Brix Restaurant in Yountville. We arrived early to set up and then after scouting the area, waited patiently for the couple to arrive.

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Somerston Winery Tundra Swan

Returning home I reached for the book Birds of Napa County and found this lovely Tundra Swan.

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Napa Valley Spring Mountain Vineyards

Early Tuesday morning, well before sunrise, I headed Upvalley towards Spring Mountain Vineyards.

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Spring in Napa Valley

It’s an amazing feeling to be standing on the edge of a vineyard in the chill of morning.

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Frost Protection in the Napa Valley

It’s spring in the Napa Valley and with spring comes the beginning of another vintage and bud break and the leafing out of vines.

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