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i’ve been remiss in posting here for quite some time. at bella vista winery in temecula yesterday, i captured this shot and wanted to share it with you.


electric sky

late summer weather has been unusual in southern california. Lightning and thunder and humidity has created a few spectacular sunsets.


deluz is just a few miles from the heart of temecula, to the west in the foothills. i took this shot of prickly pear cactus yesterday.

Prickly Pear

little cowgirl

late sunday afternoon, we stopped by mt. palomar winery in temecula and this adorable little girl walked right up to the stage and soaked up the music. she later sang “itsy bitsy spider.” precious.

up in the air

i went to temecula wine country this morning to watch pinot gris grapes being picked and it wound up being a perfect morning to spy hot air balloons. such a pretty sight.

purple bloom

on a tour of old town temecula, we sipped wine on the patio of villa di calabro. these gorgeous purple flowers caught my eye.

old glory

temecula’s monte de oro winery flew a huge american flag on the outside of their tasting room to celebrate america’s birthday. here’s a look from inside the tasting room.

American Flag


reality stars who participated in reality rally gathered at temecula’s monte de oro winery this morning. nearly a dozen hot air balloons were aloft.


snow capped

we went to a sparkling wine brunch a few weeks ago in de luz. the view of the mountains covered in snow was breathtaking.

purple mountains majesty

as i enjoyed a jam session last sunday at monte de oro winery in temecula, i watched the snow-capped mountains turn purple at dusk.


i have really enjoyed our winter. after brief stormy periods, the sun breaks through and we are left with incredibly beautiful skies. i took this picture at masia de yabar winery in temecula yesterday.

jet trails

yesterday was a beautiful, crisp winter day in temecula wine country. i took this shot from the patio at leonesse cellars.

after the rains

a rainy day in the temecula left puddles galore: the perfect place to capture reflections of sky and clouds. this was in the parking lot of oak mountain winery.

white flower

i absolutely love taking photos of flowers. armed with canon’s new eos 7d, i shot this yesterday at hart winery in temecula.

vineyard sunset

the season is definitely changing. after a rainy morning, the sun broke through for a crisp autumn afternoon. this was last evening’s sunset at doffo winery in temecula, ca.

temecula sky

we rode brewen’s empire trolley this week and saw the most incredible sky when we left wine on a dime.

temecula sunset

earlier this year, i visited doffo winery in temecula for a sunset barbeque and wine tasting. the sun setting over the mountains was spectacular.

prickly pear

wrapped up the temecula visit by the international food wine & travel writers association yesterday in old town. this prickly pear cactus was in full bloom.

merry christmas

our friends in temecula won the prize for best decorated house in their neighborhood. nice job, annie & gary.



this weekend is the 26th annual temecula valley ball0on & wine festival. two years ago, i went inside on of the balloons as it was being inflated.