Fish, Veg & Wine: Exploring the Bounty of Monterey County

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The Santa Lucia foothills from River Road near Chualar in the Salinas Valley

“What makes the crops rejoice, beneath what star
To plough, and when to wed the vines to elms,
The care of cattle, how to rear a flock,
How much experience thrifty bees require,
Of these, Maecenas, I begin to sing. ”

Virgil, Georgics (Circa 36 BCE)

Tales of Two Valleys

Farm Tours

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Farm worker murals on Highway 68 south of Salinas

Farm Stands and Markets

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1929 Ford vegetable truck at the Monterey Wharf Marketplace in the former railroad depot

Vineyards and Tasting Rooms

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New vineyard near Soledad

A Return to Marine Abundance

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Moss Landing harbor with fog-shrouded defunct smokestacks of power plant

Dining: Bringing it all together

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I photograph and write about Gardens, Nature, Travel, and the history of Silicon Valley from my home on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

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