Behold the radiant first full moon of 2022, the Wolf Moon, as it decends toward the horizon in the early minutes before dawn this morning. Our clear skies and low light pollution make for perfect moon gazing! Captured by @karenpavonephotography
Did you know we have our very own Lake County Poet Laureate? Georgina Marie Guardado is both the youngest person, and the first Mexican-American woman to hold this honor locally. Georgina is the author of Tree Speak (2019) and the Literary Coordinator and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council. In 2021, she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellowship to install poetry boxes, poetry display cases, tiny poetry libraries, and poetry murals in all eighteen communities in Lake County, California. She also plans to expand the project, with permission and the input of local Native officials and peoples, to the six Native American reservations in the county. To complete the project, Guardado will engage government leaders, local poets, artists, and youth. Read her interview with the Academy of American Poets (link is in our profile)
Way to represent Lake County, Georgina! @georginamariepoet
Did you know Lake County is home to a world-renowned hot springs retreat? Harbin Hot Springs, nestled in the hills outside Middletown, is one of the oldest hot springs in California. Set on 1700 acres of meadows, hills, canyons, and creeks this spiritual center is a destination for guests from around the world who come to experience Harbin’s peaceful, technology-free setting, enjoy clothing-optional sunbathing, and soak in their hot, warm, and cold spring-fed pools. In addition to traditional modalities of bodywork, Harbin also offers Watsu® aquatic massage (developed at the center) that combines stretches of Zen Shiatsu and the element of water for an extraordinary experience. Guests may reserve a stay in their beautiful cottages & domes, as well as other on site accommodations. Explore this rejuvenating getaway by visiting their website (link is in our profile).
Who loves paella? Originally a "peasant" food, this delicious spanish dish is traditionally made in a giant pan over a wood fire from Arborio rice simmered with seasonal vegetables, saffron and meat (often rabbit, chicken, sausage, and/or seafood). It warms the soul like no other!
Now, you too can enjoy this delicious meal at Six Sigma Ranch, Vineyard and Winery’s Paella Night on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm-7pm at their tasting room. Each month features a guest chef who will prepare the main course! This event is $15 per person (does not include wine which can be purchased separately), and is limited to the first 50 guests who reserve their space by calling the winery at 707-994-4068. We recommend enjoying this meal with a bottle of Six Sigma Ranch Tempranillo for the perfect Spanish themed feast! Spoiler alert: February's paella will be prepared by native Spaniard, Luis Castelero, co-owner of Finca Castelero in Kelseyville.
This event is sure to sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
*These photos were taken at January's Paella Dinner featuring guest chef Tammy Lipps from The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering by Karen Pavone Photography.