A Month Ago…

The long Independence Day weekend is giving me time to catch up on a few things. These pictures were taken back in late May/early June when I was in California and Minnesota.

Sonoma County, California
We spent Memorial Day with friends who have a really beautiful weekend house in Sonoma. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. The second to the last one is me enjoying Widow Barnaby after a swim.

Under the flight path for MSP
Would you believe that this beautiful wetland was right next to our airport hotel in Minnesota. Despite the “closed” signs, my sister and I took a nice walk in the evening as an antidote to our dinner at the nearby Mall of America.

11 thoughts on “A Month Ago…

  1. Diane July 4, 2010 / 8:26 am

    Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time. Those photos are fabulous and the one of you relaxing with a book –well priceless 🙂

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  2. Ted July 4, 2010 / 8:39 am

    Looks like bliss.

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  3. C.B. James July 4, 2010 / 8:54 am

    I live just one county over from Sonoma in Solano county, which looks just like Sonoma but with a large bay.

    Your pictures have me a bit homesick. In New Haven for the summer this year.

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  4. Elise July 4, 2010 / 9:27 am

    Beautiful photos!! Sounds like a wonderful time!

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  5. Nan July 4, 2010 / 10:12 am

    Great shots of you! And I especially like the one of the table with the glasses.
    All of you eating together is right out of a magazine.

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  6. Danielle July 4, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Lovely photos–I wouldn't mind some away time like that! Glad you had a good time.

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  7. Thomas at My Porch July 5, 2010 / 9:14 am

    Diane: It is a perfect place for that kind of thing.

    Ted: It was bliss until our final day in Sonoma and my allergies went nuts.

    CB: What are you doing in New Haven. I saw on your blog that you were there but I may missed the part where you explain what you are up to.

    Elise: Hubby gets most of the photo credit. Except for the MN pictures.

    Nan: I hesitated to include the still life of the table because it doesn't really say anything about the trip, but I thought it was such an interesting photo I couldn't resist.

    Amanda: Oddly enough I usually don't like outdoor reading. I get too distracted by bugs or the sun or something else. But that day none of those were problems.

    Danielle: It definitely was nice to get away especially since there was a houseful of boxes that still needed unpacking.

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  8. Molly July 5, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Beautiful photos! Puts me in a calm, serene mood just looking at them.

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  9. Nadia July 6, 2010 / 8:06 am

    What lovely photos! It just looks so wonderful there – so calm and peaceful – exactly what a trip away should be like – relaxing. Looks like you definitely had a good time 🙂

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  10. agoodstoppingpoint July 9, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    Oh wow! My uncle worked for many years as a refuge interpreter at the Minnesota Valley NWR. He's now retired and lives in Iowa, growing delicious things in his garden and volunteering at a local nature refuge.

    – Christy

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