Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wild Mustard Blooming

Today while driving back from Sonoma Valley I stopped by the Gloria Ferrera
Winery and drank in the scenery.

I wish I could have drank in some wine too, but it wasn’t in the budget.

From Alexander Valley

I was somewhat surprised that they have not pruned back their grapes yet.
Most all of the surrounding wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valleys have already finished up their winter time pruning.

I even finished up pruning some grapes for a client a couple of weeks ago.

The yellow flower in the foreground is wild mustard.
It is a prevalent weed in the vineyards.
It is so beloved that they even have a month long festival called the Mustard Festival .


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Anonymous said...

I love how a "prevalent weed" can also be "beloved."

I imagine it's not native, or it would be called a wildflower, eh?


Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle, I was swept away in wine country a couple weeks ago,too, and sipped champagne - any old excuse. I posted on jan 29 at the beginning of the bloom. I'm leaving another comment on your work in clay! Alice

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Thanks for the comments all.

Hi Alice, well you lucky goil you !
Sipping champagne.
my favorite elixir !

Anonymous said...

I love coming across scenes in the country like that.

I like your blog!

Phrago said...

Interesting how some plants are treasures to some and horrors to others. In my part of the country, this field would be considered a nightmare... I secretly like these plants, but they are very pesty and persistant! and the tap roots! Patrick

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