sneak peek: autumn in Northern California

Filoli SW Terrace

Filoli SW Terrace to poolFiloli hydrangeasFiloli autumnal colorFiloli Garden HouseFiloli Molineux RoseFiloli pool + clock towerA mid-week visit to the nearby gardens of Filoli provided just the dose of autumn I’ve been craving. With slightly cooler temperatures, occasional mists and dark moody sky, it finally felt less like summer and more like autumn (though truth be told, I really wanted to jump into that pool). Check back later for more images from my visit!

 

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Montefioralle - Tuscan faucet

“Water is precious.  Don’t waste it!  Always close the tap completely. Thank you”

Succinct yet polite (and elegantly presented in true Italian style), my sister and I saw this after a relaxing lunch in the Tuscan village of Montefioralle in late October of 2010. It’s an important reminder in any language, don’t you agree?