Poppies and vines

Looking for any excuse to get out of the protracted winter we have been having in Vermont, Claire and I headed out to California to scout and do some preliminary research for a book project on wine country. This is vacation photography, nothing serious. The book is still a year or two away but I wanted to see what the competition and what the potential for images might be. I am happy to report that the competition is slight and the image potential is great!

Oakville Crossing in April

St. Helena area vineyard









Early April is not the prettiest time of year in Napa but it is plenty pretty enough. Here are a few of the images I took. The vines are just starting to leaf out so in a month or two the landscape will be leafier and much greener but the patterns of the rows will be lost. I guess I will have to come back then too!