5/25/09

Little roadtrip

The last two days have been very cold and foggy in San Francisco. We took a little drive north where it was much nicer.

This is the tiny town of Graton in Sonoma County.

Graton

Graton

Graton

Graton

Graton

Except for a few galleries and informal gourmet eateries, that's basically it! We stopped in Sebastopol on the way to Graton.

Sebastopol

Two country highways cross in Sebastopol, the 12 and the 116. The holiday traffic was stressful, and the threat of armed robbery loomed large.

Sebastopol

I stopped for coffee and a cookie. The barista took me very seriously when she asked me if I wanted room for cream and I said no. This was after I took a sip and burned my tongue. Too hot!

Sebastopol

We found the farmer's market (it wasn't hard to find).

Sebastopol

Sebastopol

Sebastopol

Sebastopol

Here you could buy bearded iris cultivars.

Sebastopol

Cultured butter.

Sebastopol

Fresh pizza.

Sebastopol

Mexican fare for locavores.

Sebastopol

Wool and gourds.

Sebastopol

African market baskets.

Sebastopol

Or you could ask the local master gardeners

Sebastopol

about this unusual garden bed.

Sebastopol

After Sebastopol, we went to Graton, and then decided to keep going. We ended up in Jenner where the Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean,

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And then we drove down to Tomales, by way of Bodega Bay, and back to San Francisco.

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(If you decide to click these videos, you should mute the volume on your computer first.)





In Tomales, we stopped at my favorite plant nursery, Mostly Natives, and I bought some plants (mostly natives): Rosa chinensis mutabilis, Juncus tenuis, Phacelia californica, Solidago californica, Verbena lilacina. I didn't take any pictures there this time. See last time.

4 comments:

weeder1 said...

I can't believe that I felt car sick after watching the 2nd video! I've turned green on that road more than once but a video?! yikes! What a wuss.

queerbychoice said...

What a bizarre garden bed! It looks like a cement door knocked flat on the ground.

Bonnie Story said...

Always wonderful to see my old stomping grounds. I lived near Sebastopol in a converted chicken coop not long after leaving my Mom's house. Left the nest, just to live in another one! Great road video!!!

JvA said...

Those moms are using the same baby carrier, the Ergo. They're just fabric, but they cost over $100.

I can spot and name baby gear the way you can with perennials.