Instagram is my favorite social media platform. For a visual person like me who enjoys dabbling in photography, it’s the ideal toy.
I start each and every day with a morning photo that I post between 5:00 and 7:00 am. It’s a ritual that not only signifies the beginning of my day, but starts me off on a positive and appreciative note. My morning photos are usually taken in Kenwood, where I live in the Sonoma Valley.
I think I live in one of the most scenic parts of America, the world perhaps. But during this drought we’re in the midst of, finding beautiful photo captures was a bit more challenging; doable but challenging. With help from a few much needed douses of rain, the valley has gone from the bone dry, brown landscape of late January to a endless palate of lush and colorful subjects, full of spring promise.
I thought I would share some Insta-spring with you from the last week or so to get us all in the mood for the season of renewal.
Local mustard field in a walnut grove.
Foggy morning in the vineyards.
Spring is bursting at the seams at Landmark Winery.
A scene from Kunde Family Estate Winery.
Barn owl house in a Kunde Winery vineyard.
A wild mushroom. Don’t ever eat wild mushrooms unless you’re a mycologist or you’re with one and you know it’s not poisonous!
Low hanging fog in a Merlot vineyard.
After the rain…
Instagramming this gorgeous tree at Chateau St. Jean winery.
Is spring showing up yet where you live?
I hope you enjoyed my shots from Kenwood.
Have a great Friday!