Sunday, February 15, 2015

Favorite Drive

I believe many of us are creatures of habit. We keep coming back to a favorite restaurant, vacation destination, or park. In our case, we have a favorite short drive. It has become our tradition to take the drive in the back roads of Napa Valley in the winter time. Rarely over the years, we would take the drive a second time in the year during summer time. But not always. Winter is a special time in the back roads when the fog shroud the rolling hills making an eerie atmosphere of the oak trees dripping in Spanish moss. I love the sight of it.

January 19 this year was when we took the drive. The reason for this was the day before was exceptionally foggy. We were hoping the same conditions for the drive the next day, except that overnight the fog lifted completely and the blue sky emerged and the sun overcompensated the region with sunshine it was lacking for a few days prior.

Hey, I like sunny blue skies as well, so I wasn't completely down. Let me show you what we see as we take our yearly therapeutic drive in the back roads of Napa Valley.

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This is my entry to this week's OUR WORLD TUESDAY.

19 comments:

  1. Whatever your photos are, i always appreciate them, you always have a fan in me. I would like to be in a car like you when going places, because when in NZ or Oz i would have taken lots of wonderful photos along the way, but of course i can't tell the tourist bus driver to stop! We were on what the tourist bus driver said a place after the divide, and the vegetation suddenly changed to a scary one somewhat like your mossy trees. The area however is so thick in vegetation unlike that in your photo

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  2. Great scenery. Have a nice week ahead.

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  3. What lovely scenery - and such great blue skies.

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  4. Hi! Nice captures. Napa valley is very famous for good wine. The last photo looks like a vineyard. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a pretty drive, very scenic..Lovely images, have a happy day!

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  6. Great shots. I can see why it's a favorite drive.

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  7. So much to see and photograph on this drive!

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  8. Wonderful shots. In the first shot, the rock looks like a sideways pose of a face.

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  9. Awesome pictures... I love seeing places in Winter also --and would never visit there in Summer... I can see why you love that area in winter...

    We are creatures of habit for sure....
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Beautiful series… I am especially drawn to the fence post and barbed wire image.

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  11. That is a very pretty drive.

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  12. The fog would have been incredible but so was your sunny day. WOW. Thanks for showing us the splendor of your back roads!

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  13. This therapeutic drive was obviously diverse and very entertaining....that means loaded with photo opportunities.

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  14. Hello, Photo Cache. I can see why you love returning to this place. It is just beautiful! Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

    Inside Cambodia

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  15. We were in Napa on 1/19 too! But only for dinner and it was after dark so no photos. We dont get to Napa much. We've never gone intentionally just for a day of exploring. What a shame.

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  16. We were in Napa on 1/19 too! But only for dinner and it was after dark so no photos. We dont get to Napa much. We've never gone intentionally just for a day of exploring. What a shame.

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  17. That drive would make me happy! We love back roads ...and this one is a wonderful one. Vineyards are so pretty to see ... Did you end up by visiting a winery? That would be a happy ending;)!

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  18. This the kind of ride I'd be inspired to be in. It's very relaxing when you're surroundings look green and clean. Very pretty pictures.

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