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Autumn is always my favorite season. It is still warm, colorful everywhere with harvest, and I usually can get the most of inspiration. Once I saw a perfect wine country scenery just in perfect timing during autumn in Napa, but I forgot to charge the battery in my camera. I guess it is one of the reasons I have to go back. Ha ha ha...
It wasn't easy for agriculture in California since it hasn't rained enough for years. I saw colors are different this year through the incredible scenery, the layering of lines and patterns in the valley. It had built up more ochre yellow all over, especially in those warm tones contrasted by the natural landscape, like red, orange, burnt sienna, burnt umber, including alizarin crimson. How fascinating! Can you believe it? Do you think the lack of water could effect the taste of wine, I wonder?
PS. The beauty of Napa Valley in autumn reminds me one of my favorite Chinese poems written by Guo Xiaochuan: