Shenandoah Valley (of Ca.)

Tonight I’m posting a few images from the Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley is what we like to call a viticultural area. Famous for it’s vineyards. The Shenandoah Valley stretches through both El Dorado and Amador Counties of California and is a destination for wine lovers and sightseers.  Only an hour from my West Sacramento home base. These images are relatively dated (≈ 6 weeks old) but still fresh in my mind. I can’t imagine much has changed in the last few weeks. It’s probably even more beautiful, greener and with the vineyards blooming out. So, I’m a little behind as usual. Images about six weeks old. Then again, I’m just getting to edit them. I tend to post as I edit so I’ll forever be lagging some. No matter…  Mostly these images are from Amador County…

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Shockingly Red Tulips

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It’s a great little loop you can take and it’s especially good on a weekday when the crowds aren’t out and about…

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Just coming into bloom

There’s a winery for every taste. My taste is more along the lines of sightseeing and looking for photo ops of which there are many…

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Pre-bloom drama

It’s a little difficult to pull over and while driving as the roads are rather narrow. Always best to pull into one of the many wineries or (As in the case above) a flower farm and get out and walk around with your camera a while. Take your time and look around. There are photographs to be had everywhere…

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One of my favorite oak trees anywhere in Amador County

So with that said, get your google map out and view the Shenandoah Valley in California. These photos are only a sampling of what you will see in the area. I suggest you take a look at Flickr as well if you are so inclined. I post there as well and many photographers visit the area. It’s beautiful. Enjoy!_DSC3852_wp_1

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