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True Grass Farms Color Palette

There was so much to cover yesterday, I just couldn't squeeze in one more image! (see yesterdays post) Visiting True Grass Farms definitely reminded me of days gone by, of the natural rhythm of life, of taking pride in every little thing you do... it was a sweet, slow, and colorful experience I won't forget any time soon... Here's my color palette for Valley Ford, California and True Grass Farms: Holly's bouquet summed it up pretty beautifully too...  

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Color in the, um, Country: my visit to True Grass Farms

[caption id="attachment_6790" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="When we first pulled up to True Grass Farms, in Valley Ford near Sebastepol, California, the first thing we noticed- let's be honest- SMELLED, was this gorgeous paella bubbling away over an open fire..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6788" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="True Grass headquarters is this humble abode where the owners live, work, tour, and entertain... it's sun faded and time worn, but nowhere near shabby."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6832" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="It's a comfy and inviting space for visitors interesting in learning more about what and how we eat and how caring for our land and animals contributes to that experience"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6784" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Resident Cook and Rustler, Matt, shared his creative resourcefulness with a delicious lunch of fresh...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the way BACK from St. Helena

'White car' syndrome has struck again- you know: as soon as you buy a white car, you notice all the other white cars on the road? That syndrome? Case in point: Just back from my Color in the City trip to Wine Country, still fantasizing about what life would be like in St. Helena and beyond, I met an amazing artist, Jennifer Perlmutter, who did this en plein air painting (above) of this view (below) on Hwy 29 near Yountville... I know! She painted exactly that area where I lived for a month all those years ago when I was first smitten by the area. In her work, Jennifer captures perfectly what I saw too- that magical sun glow on...

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