Sunday, June 03, 2012

Super Moon & Dove

Finally after getting inspired by all those photos of the Moon by friends and fellow bloggers, I tried clicking the Moon too. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Its summer and the sun sets only by 8:30ish. So, while waiting for the moon, I saw this Mourning Dove (not sure why they call it so) on the Patio.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Casa de fruta

Casa-de-fruta (which translates to 'House of Fruits' in English) is a road side attraction in Pacheco Pass Highway. And, when becomes this the only road that connects freeway to Santa Clara County, one ends up frequently driving through this place. As the name suggests its a fruit stall, but you get Fresh Fruits and Veggies, dried fruits and nuts, chocolates, coffee, chips and a host of other produce. 

It started as an Orchard, by Italian immigrant brothers and now its a major pit stop for people driving through. As for miles together while the winding road passes thorough hills and valleys, this is the only place where you can get food, ATM, gas, coffee and restroom, apart from the Fresh Produce. I have a special liking for farmers market. But, I hate it when it gets too very commercial and start charging a bomb.

Its colorful and smells heavenly inside the stall and one can spend hours walking though the aisles.

A display at Casa-de-Lupa - I love the braids of Garlic, hanging from the ceiling above.

More history about the place here, if it interests you.

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