|La Bella Luna|
|Autumn in the Valley of the Moon|
I always treasure my time in the Valley of the Moon with Joyce and Mimi! It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This November trip brought a myriad of *Weather*! Northern California had a powerful Wind Storm the night we drove to Sonoma State University, where Weill Hall is. We passed block after block with no street lights, no traffic lights... no *nuthin* except huge windy gusts, branches falling off trees, leaves swirling over our car.... but..we made it! We saw the San Francisco Symphony perform a brilliant *Alpine Symphony* by Richard Strauss... magnificent! The concert began 45 minutes late because the buses carrying the Orchestra up from San Francisco were delayed...a huge tree blew down across the freeway, hitting a car...thankfully no one was injured. En route home, we were stopped by a Policeman, who told us to turn back and drive the long way to Joyce's home because two power lines had blown down and were *live*... whew! We were very lucky to have made it there and back.
The wind continued for the next few days, but Mimi and I ventured out to walk and enjoy what remained of the Autumn Colours.
|The day before I arrived, these trees were full of beautiful, Autumnal leaves...|
|Ah....so lovely...Mother Nature is such an Artist!|
Of course, I HAD to visit the Woodpeckers.... their tree, losing leaves as Winter approaches.. would they say *hello* to me?
|The Home of the Woodpecker Family|
|*There's that Girl with the Camera* again!*|
|*Stop taking our photos!*|
|Doing what he does best!|
Mimi, my *Hostess*! She is the sweetest doggie....
|*Is is time to go for a walk, Auntie Robin ? I'm READY!*|
Her favourite thing (besides her *Mum* Joyce).....a tennis ball! She can fetch for HOURS!!
|Mimi's *Arch-Nemesis*.....*The Cat*!|
|Look closely, you will see Venus, sparkling brightly...|
One night....I came across these three Bunnies..they were frolicking together.... look at those Ears!
Last.... I FINALLY, after YEARS of trying, managed to capture Geese flying into the twilight....wish they were in formation, but they seemed to be having a leisurely time, lazily soaring up and over the Mountains, all the while *honking*...hmmmm..sort of *Symphonic*! A-ha-ha!
I hope you enjoyed visiting the Valley of the Moon with me!
♥ Robin ♥