☆New Scenery Visual☆ Driving home yesterday afternoon from Terra Linda and the new SMART train zipped by the parallel tracks along 101 near the Novato narrows. ~ l@@king forward to the train service later this year.
SMART Train, aka SoCoMaCo Akamai rail is a voter-approved passenger rail and pathway project located in Marin & Sonoma counties. It will serve a 70-mile corridor from Larkspur to Cloverdale, with a first phase from San Rafael to Santa Rosa ~ transit service targeted for late 2016 launch date. The new train bridge in Petaluma is taking a lot of time and resources to finalize.
Petaluma Pete ~ Tourism ambassador video promo for the SMART train! Love the new views of the countryside. http://youtu.be/nrAYGk6mghY
This week at #Sonomahort, the annual Sonoma County spring blossom trail is underway. The 8 acre nursery and garden is transforming into colorful varieties of fragrant daphne’s, white yellow & purple magnolia canopies, showcasing red, white, pink and yellow rhododendrons, azaleas, plus a full spectrum of camellia bushes and seedlings. If you’re in the area, I recommend dropping by for a visit, close up magnolia blossom viewing opportunities this weekend, don’t wait too long! Sonoma Horticultural Nursery — 3970 Azalea Lane, Sebastopol, CA http://www.facebook.com/sonomahort
2016 SoCo Blossom trail
Rh Grande rhododendron
Purple tulip magnolia
White tulip magnolia
Happy Sunday! A few end of summer garden highlights to wrap up a relaxing weekend. Enjoying these colorful Petaluma blossoms.
Edgar Degas exhibit is coming to the Petaluma Arts Center June 20– July 26, 2015! An exhibit including 40+ drawings, prints, pastels and photographs by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) from his early days. The show will also include works by other artists in Degas’ circle, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne and Henri de Toulouse-Latrec.
BY DAN TAYLOR – THE PRESS DEMOCRAT March 19, 2015
Edgar Degas study for “Plough Horse,” ca. 1860-61
Sharing some local creative fun in Sebastopol. Finding and photographing these sculptures is like a scavenger hunt. I’ve added a new Pinterest board featuring 100+ Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork. Patrick Amiot Junk Arts Sculptures, throughout Sebastopol, CA and Sonoma County.
Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork #1
Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork #2