Autumn Vineyards, Sonoma, CA

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Vineyard Reflections


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Pinot Noir


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Golden Vineyards

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”

~ John Lennon

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On The Vine


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Vineyards and Hills


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Grape Leaf and Dew

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

~Albert Einstein

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Vines With A View


Oak and Vineyard

Oak and Vineyard


Photographing the vineyards in Healdsburg, CA provided a tiny respite from this astonishing week.



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  1. Wonderful photos. I will be visiting Sonoma in March and I am looking forward to capturing the land and people with my camera.

  2. Simply beautiful. I wonder which will be more beautiful, now what I see through your lens or any day of my life to come there to see through my own eyes.

  3. Not till I was in the Bay area in the first days of November did I realize that the leaves of cultivated grape vines change color in the fall. I understand why you were taken with the sight.

  4. This was such a gorgeous setting to have reflected so perfectly. 🙂

  5. Oh I’m in love with this article!
    Congratulations for your artistic sensibility

  6. They’re all beautiful photos, but I particularly like the green clusters of grapes shot!

  7. Wow! These pictures are mesmerising

  8. Beautiful! And great quotes too!

  9. Ever so lovely Jane…reflections and symmetry in your images…and words are beautiful!

  10. Fabulous ! Your photos remind me how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful country.
    Everything’s gonna be alright …. Hugs.

  11. another post showing your fabulous eye for detail….truly gorgeous shots….DREAMY!!!

  12. Jane, well done. Love the reflection image.

  13. Delightful images. I love how you play with patterns and colours. And of course, very inspiring quotes. Thank you, Jane.

  14. ah, there’s some wistfulness in this post (at least for me). The beautiful grape vines are gone. And yet, there is also something to look forward to – the grapes’ return. 🙂 Life goes on in its cyclical way.

  15. All of these are so beautiful, Jane, but there are not enough superlatives to describe just how beautiful I think the first one is.
    Pure magic.

    • Hi Lisa, How nice! Honestly, I gasped when I came upon that reflection as we were doing our early morning searching for spots. 😊Thanks so much and I’m happy you enjoyed my walk through wine country.

  16. Hi Jane,,,
    These are all lovely,,, each one with a distinctive character. They are making me want to hop a plane and go there to photograph!!!!!.
    Welcoming you and your viewers to my newly designed website: a peek and enjoy>
    Missing you here on the Island.

  17. The vineyard shot – love the reflected symmetry, and the moody lighting. It was so beautiful that I almost forgot to look at the other photographs. What a wonderful photo essay! And Oak and Vineyard and Vines With a View, wow! Thanks for sharing, Jane.

  18. Love that opening reflection shot Jane. Beautifully done.

  19. Beauty is eternal! Lovely photos, Jane.

  20. These are gorgeous! Loved the Reflections, especially!

  21. stunning series, Jane–and yes, it makes me feel better! keep it up–please!

  22. Great shots Jane…… and wine, two of my favourite things.

  23. Just gorgeous. I’ve also used nature this past week to gain a tiny respite from other goings-on!

  24. Great quotes… especially now! And fantastic photo’s with such gorgeous scenery and colors.
    And this post makes me long for a nice glass of wine 🙂

  25. Bellas capturas y un magnífico trabajo de edición.

  26. Gorgeous!

    Sent from my iPad


  27. You do live in an incredibly beautiful part of the world Jane. These are gorgeous. When I was 17, I packed my bags and headed off to Switzerland to help bring in the grape harvest on the banks of lake Geneva. An experience I shall never forget. These scenes are very reminiscent. 🙂

    • What a wonderful memory, Adrian. The scenery must have been magnificent in those vineyards. I’m happy that this series brought it all back and that you enjoyed my time in Sonoma. Thank you very much.

  28. The first reflexion – beautiful!

  29. Lovely pictures…very nice use of the available light. (Suzanne)

  30. Jane, they’re so beautiful. I haven’t had the chance to get up there in the past couple of months, and have missed the beauty of the Valley. Thank you, also, for the amazing MLK quote.

  31. Wonderful photos, Jane, from the woven colors of the vineyard reflections to the translucent grapes. You had a heckuva weekend, thanks for sharing it with us.

  32. Lovely, complex sophisticated images.

  33. Your photos are incredibly fabulous, love them! great composition and you took a real perfect advantage of the light! The words are just in phase with the images… Great job, Jane!

  34. Magnificent post on all counts.

  35. Love the rolling hills and then straight lines of the vines in Vineyard and Hills..and the quotations.

  36. A much needed respite indeed…wonderful series of sweeping views, little see-throughs, the full monty, lovely light…Great.

  37. Stunning vineyards down in CA. Love the Pinot Noir and On The Vine shots. the leaves and grapes are absolutely glistening with so much light, like they come across as crystals. So tempting to pick those grapes too. I’m guessing they are nothing short of juicy and even more juicy 🙂 Well done all round, Jane 🙂

    • Hi Mabel, The colors and light in the vineyards, especially in Autumn are glorious. I really get immersed in the close-ups, especially in the early morning and late day light. Happy you enjoyed these. 🙂

  38. Beautiful pictures Jane, and verry whise words in this crazy world.

  39. Beautiful, I find “Vines with a View” to be such an interesting perspective and composition.

  40. Jane , this is the most beautiful and touching post in words and your beautiful images, they marry so well. Thank you for sharing your emotions speaking in your images.

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