After a day in downtown San Francisco, we headed up to Napa Valley. I had no idea how beautiful it would be, it was a gorgeous, warm day, high 80's. The best vineyard was V. Sattui, where we ordered amazing sandwiches from their Italian deli and sat under the oak, olive and eucalyptus trees. Ok, so this is what heaven feels like!
are we in Italy now?!
heavenly picnic under the massive oak and eucalyptus trees
the olive trees were so beautiful...I'm thinking future painting
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"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." - the Buddha
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
"I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers" - Claude Monet
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” - Henry Ward Beecher
“Overnight a lot can change, you can go from cloudy gray to the morning brilliant blue. It’s all for you, the purest part of the sky and the ocean, too. There you are, there it is, everything that life has to give” - Michael Tomlinson
"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." - Albert Einstein
“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” - William Hazlett