As a designer, the contrast of elements found in nature inspires my creativity. But particularly, the colors of fall are a feast for my eyes. Every year, especially at the end of October, we head up to Apple Hill near Placerville, California for some apples, of course, but also to take in its beauty. Along with its fruit orchards, this Gold Country attraction is host to pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, vineyards and their wineries.
As the days begin to shorten and the weather cools, this particular October day was warm and sunny. The colors were so vibrant as our journey took us through many sites along these mountain roads. I couldn’t help but capture it through my camera lens.
With our load of pumpkins, we move on to find local vineyards to experience some California varietals. Most wineries offer complementary tastings, understanding that they may entice a purchase.
It was a beautiful, relaxing day. As always, it is nice to take a leisurely weekend drive through the countryside. Finally, with our apples, pumpkins, and a bottle of wine in hand for dinner, we head back home for the evening.