Autumn Colors 2009

After a long day in the newsroom, I enjoy driving past the red and gold trees on I-80. The bright autumn colors are a thrill to me, especially after spending my work day inside a windowless office.
Finding Fall

Our neighborhood in Vacaville has a nice collection of trees changing colors. I once thought I had to live on the East Coast or in the Midwest to find these autumn colors. It’s nice to find them so close to home in California.
Golden Autumn

Last weekend – we had some crazy windy weather. It looks like the wind knocked down this tree in our town. No car parked in that spot and it looks like no one was hurt. My neighbors had to clean-up this big, splintery mess.
Stormy Weather

A few months ago, we found some beautiful maple trees at the Valley of the Moon Winery in Glen Ellen. A historian told us authors Jack London and Hunter S. Thompson called Glen Ellen home. People can visit London’s ranch at the State Historical Park.
Vines at Valley of the Moon

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