Spring time is rich with fresh and intense colors. I took this photo last year near Sonoma valley, closer to Petaluma, just around this time, maybe a week earlier. It was the first time I saw yellow mustard, full fields of it. If you see it in person, the wind will usually move it, almost in waves motion, can’t see reproduce it in still photo.
Its been almost twelve month since I took this photo. I’ve been looking through my archive and I see many photos that I’d like to process and revisit all those place I had a chance to see. I’ll try to do it and post a few more photos from our last year’s California trip, we had a great time there and it should be seen here not just by you folks but by me and my wife as well. So this place is somewhere in Sonoma Valley, I geo tagged it at the place I think I took it, but it might be a few hundred yards off. I think if you drive on Arnold drive and look to the east you’ll see this mountain with terraces full of grapes. I like the disarray of different patterns here. The sun was up for about 10-15 minutes at this time, beginning of the beautiful day in Sonoma Valley.
I’d like to kick of this year with a nice sunrise we saw back in 2012 in Sonoma Valley. It was a peaceful, a bit chilly morning, perfect for California mid Spring, at least it was perfect to me and my wife as we welcomed the new day.
The colors might trick you to think that it was taken some time in late summer or Fall, after all, it is a bit yellow. But don’t be tricked, it was actually taken at the end of March in Sonoma Valley, between Sonoma and Petaluma. We were driving back from Sonoma to our hotel in Petaluma when I saw this barn up the hill. I quickly pulled to the side, jumped out and went on taking a few shots.