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summer solstice in Sonoma County

Tribute To The Summer Solstice In Sonoma County

Glorious blue sky and the sound of sprinklers-summer is here! It's summer solstice in Sonoma County. If you asked the golden grasses in Sonoma County they would tell you that spring is over.  The corn and tomato plants in my vegetable garden agree, as do the birds that just finished off the cherries on my tree.

Here in Sonoma County we get our entire year's rainfall between October and June.  Normally gray rain clouds are punctuated by bright blue skies, but this year it was one long gray march to summer.   We at Dr. Bailey Skin Care endure, knowing this is the price we pay for paradise the rest of the year. The up side to months of Scotland-like weather: happy water tables, full reservoirs and spring plant colors that dazzled.   I was particularly taken in by the pinks.  Pink flowers were everywhere-soft pinks, brilliant pinks, double pinks-I'll remember spring 2010 in Sonoma County as PRETTY IN PINK and I snapped lots of photos when the sky did give us a sunny break.  They're my tribute to spring and my welcome to summer.  Happy summer solstice in Sonoma County or wherever you live!

Wishing you  lots of BBQ's, tomatoes and languid days this summer.

summer solstice in Sonoma County
summer solstice in Sonoma County

Right now, the infusion of pink is ambrosial. Verdant green alternating with brilliant or soft pinks open us for the hot days of summer. Indian summer follows here and it's paradise until the mid fall when temperatures again lower and days shorten. Seasons of Northern California - they are beautiful and like very few other places. Our dependence on winter rains for water are unique. We are glad when the rains and gray skies give way to this brilliant cerulean blue. Morning coastal fog occasionally envelopes us in the morning and evening but days are blue and brilliant. And, it's home. Happy Summer!!