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Tag: Trudy Wakefield

What’s Up This Week – 4.12.24

This week I’ve noticed I’ve had quite the bounce to my step wherever I go. I think it might have to do with an extra dose of good old-fashioned sunshine. Boy, does it lighten the spirit. The trees are budding, the sky is clear, and every time I drive, a new color of wildflowers appears. This is when Lake County comes alive after a long winter. This time of year, I remind myself to do some of my favorite things before the busy season kicks in. I don’t know about you, but for our family, come June, it all becomes a blur of busyness before the school year begins one more time. This is a great season for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and enjoying nature in between the rain storms.

This week, I fell in love with a little piece Jim Steele wrote on our beloved Clear Lake Hitch. So we’ll start off with that. Next, we’ll catch up on the latest Pay It Forward article and then enjoy a short story from a new author to The Bloom in the Our Voice column. Of course, be sure to catch up with the music scene in the Music Guide, read some good news, and finish up with some local history. The weather can be so fickle this time of year. With that in mind, I’m hoping Mother Nature decides to reevaluate and give us more sunshine for the weekend. One can hope. Have a great weekend, Lake County!

What’s Up This Week – 3.22.24

While driving this week, I saw something I’d never seen before, and that’s saying a lot when you consider how many years I’ve been driving. While stopped at a stop light, I glanced at the pickup truck beside me and noticed an older man smoking a pipe. Not that unusual, right? What surprised me was the parrot next to him in the passenger seat, perched on a PVC pipe! Imagine a car seat for a bird, and you get the picture. The parrot and the older gentleman chatted before he drove off, the parrot taking in the view just as a dog would do. Now that is a first.

This week, we’ll get things started with a little road trip to one of my favorite diners. Next, Kathleen Scavone tells us all about Putah Creek and, of course, the history that goes with it. Then, take a minute for this week’s Our Voice column, the Music Guide, some good news, and a good dose of local history. Friends, Spring is here, the lake is full, and we have so much to be grateful for as we enjoy a little more rain this weekend. A little more rain puts off fire season another week–that’s how to not complain about the wet weather this time of year. Have a great weekend, Lake County!

What’s Up This Week – 3.15.24

I have another confession to make. I love to sneak out of Lake County this time of year. Why? I’m so glad you asked! Every March, I’m on the search for wildflowers. Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma County tend to be just a few weeks ahead of Lake County when it comes to Spring. And boy, have I had my fill this week of being blessed with nature and her splendid colors. And here’s the good news: it’s just getting started. Yep, it’s official: Spring is my second favorite season here in Northern California. With the promise of sunshine this weekend, it’s a great chance to get out and about and visit one of your favorite wineries, go for a walk, or enjoy a picnic. This is life at its best in Spring!

This week, join us on a recent trip to Rosa d’Oro Winery and Vineyard. Jonah will tell you all about this one-of-a-kind winery. Boy, does this wine experience make Lake County shine. Then catch up with our most recent Pay It Forward article and two poems from Ukranian poet Slava Konoval in the Our Voice column. Then, as an extra treat, we have a new Backstage Lake County article! Plus we’ve got lots of good news and some history for you to enjoy. All good reads and good news in Lake County. Have a great weekend!

Coffee Cake to Impress

Nothing says comfort food more than what comes out of the oven, right? One of our family’s favorite breakfasts starts with a Betty Crocker-inspired Sour Cream Coffee Cake. With the help of a bundt pan and a little glaze, it becomes nothing short of decadence not only to the eye but, most importantly the tastebuds. 

Coffee Cake to Impress

Nothing says comfort food more than what comes out of the oven, right? One of our family’s favorite breakfasts starts with a Betty Crocker-inspired Sour Cream Coffee Cake. With the help of a bundt pan and a little glaze, it becomes nothing short of decadence not only to the eye but, most importantly the tastebuds. 

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