Late winter and early Spring are our favorite times in Napa Valley. For one thing, the temperatures are milder and the influx of visitors has not yet reached its maximum volume. It feels like we have the place to ourselves, at least on occasion. A favorite part of late winter/early Spring is when the mustard plants start to bloom, filling almost every open space across the Valley. Driving north on Silverado Trail you’ll see mustard plants growing between the grape vines.
It’s almost as if Mother Nature knew the winter vines needed some color to dress up their spindly, leafless appearance. Spring is also a great time for hiking and exploring the vastness of our natural beauty – beyond the vines.
We enjoy hiking Westwood Park (above), which is about a half mile from our house. We also enjoy visiting the many lakes, rivers and creeks that are within driving distance.
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John & Irene Ingersoll
November 19, 2016