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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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Color in the City, St. Helena... on Three...

Let's face it- even in the midst of intense Color in the City research, a girl's gotta eat! Which brings me to the more local side of things... the food, the people, the lifestyle of St. Helena and Calistoga. When you get off the beaten path a bit- which simply means walk a block or so off the main streets- you run into homes and people just waiting to share their stories... Like this beautiful neighbor sitting on the porch of a most perfect little stick style house behind the Calistoga museum. I noticed her as I was admiring the colors of her sweet cottage and asked if I could take pictures. We ended up chatting on the steps about...

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