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North America » United States » California » Sonoma May 21st 2020

Let's start at the beginning. From Wine Tasting Basics: Wine is very experiential. If you have a nose and a mouth you have everything you need to begin a lifelong discovery process. I wholeheartedly believe the best wine education you can have is through drinking lots of different wines. It can also be helpful to know and understand a few basic wine terms as you begin this journey. Now is the perfect time to detail a bit of basic terminology you may encounter.Besides what the wine looks like (the least fun part of the experience) we are going to cover three areas in this chapter on the wine tasting basics: the aroma/nose, the taste/palate and the finish.Aroma/Nose: This is what the wine smells like. The aroma a ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Sonoma November 2nd 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: November 2, 2013, SDC I’ve had a headache and earache all week so I don’t feel much like doing anything. My husband gently nudges me to get outside, knowing I can only benefit from some fresh air, so off I go. I have once again exhausted this year... read more

North America » United States » California » Sonoma October 9th 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: September 9, 2013, Sonoma Developmental Center ... read more

North America » United States » California » Sonoma October 5th 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! Daylight screams its last words Heat Fingers swell, knees creak People Shadows come to life Matching pace with the death of daylight Reflections Up or Down? Color and Shade Effect See them? They dance as though in romance but more likely it is for profit or coincidence Regardless, their movement is... read more
A display of power

North America » United States » California » Sonoma September 11th 2013

I was just thinking, Ive been here in California for 4 days and I havent seen one Bear, why do they have a bear on there flag if they dont have bears? I happen to be a big fan of Bears at least I know what a bear is as opposed to a packer? What is that anyways someone from a moving company? Oh Oh back on track, and on with the blog! About an hours drive from Mill Valley where we are staying is Napa and Sonoma. We had a 50/50 shot and chose Sonoma. A beautiful drive but I must say everything along the route was very simple. Those of you who have ever driven through Wisconsin towards Minnesota should know about Wall Drug 500 miles before you even get there! We found Sonoma ... read more
Cork Cow
Bug and Bear
Vinyards

North America » United States » California » Sonoma August 30th 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: 8/28/13, SDC Well I’m off to see the wizard and find out if there is any more fruit left at the top of the hill. I’m guessing it’s around 90 degrees and fairly humid. I start to sweat right away and it just keeps coming. Even though I’m me, and I know me, I marvel at the copious amounts of water pouring out of me with every step up the ... read more
Statuesque Weeds
approaching the pears. . .

North America » United States » California » Sonoma August 26th 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: August 24, 2013, Sonoma Regional Park Today was a day of chores. Finally I’m finished and get around to some food. Uh. Now I’ve overeaten. It happens. Not feeling that great, I glance at the clock. 4:30. There’s still time to get in a walk and no doubt it will make me feel better. I drag myself out the door and head to the farm. I’m uncomfortable so my “walk” ... read more
above the res

North America » United States » California » Sonoma August 22nd 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: 8/21/13 Sonoma Valley Reservoir I’m home from work and have just under an hour and a half before my next commitment. So I grab my boots, hat, camera and small water bottle then make tracks. This is hiking light for me! No backpack or poles, but seemingly unavoidably, I still have stuff dangling off my hips. It’s hot and the lake is algae filled around the edges. The sunlight is ... read more

North America » United States » California » Sonoma August 15th 2013

A Dose of Outside A Dose of Outside is intended to share a bit of nature with you as experienced on my local hikes and other adventures. Take a moment to look out the window or step outside and see what it is you see. What you smell. Notice what’s growing around you. Use all your senses and really get A Dose of Outside! HIKE DATE: TODAY, SDC Once we pass the age of 20, we begin to steadily lose muscle mass. We must actively incorporate resistance training just to maintain what we have. So today I thought I’d get the big pack down and go pick some fruit. Carrying it all down the hill will be my workout. It feels like it’s about 1,000 degree outside. I do want long pants on, however, since I’ll ... read more

North America » United States » California » Sonoma August 14th 2013

The Daily Dose People don’t always have the time or opportunity to get outside every day. That is why I created The Daily Dose. The Daily Dose is a glimpse into nature, to keep you in touch with the out of doors until you get out in it yourself. The Daily Dose may include a story, or, at minimum, a couple beautiful pictures of Outside. As you look at each picture, I encourage you to engage your senses. Imagine what it might smell like there. Is it a redwood forest? Eycalyptus? Then imagine the temperature. Does it look hot? Breezy? Really take a step outside and get your Daily Dose! WALK DATE: TODAY, San Rafael Tuesdays are a busy day for me so I decide to get my Daily Dose on at lunch time. I walk ... read more
Cute hedging
Great Food!
Victorian Village




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