I was looking through some old photos, and the color of these really struck me. I was surprised to see that I had taken them in the middle of winter. Autumn and winter are really the best time of year at the coast here in Northern California. Last week was so mild, I almost forgot it was even summer then the heat crept back up today. We picked blackberries in Graton with friends from our weekly mama walking group. The sunscreen, hats, and sandal blisters came back too.