4:15 PM, Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Senior Consultant Lisa Archambeau with paintings by John Gibson and her French Bull Dog, Hugo, at the Caldwell Snyder Gallery in Saint Helena, CA.
4 PM, Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Boston resident Keith and daughter, Ruby, during a visit to Calistoga.
4:14 PM, Monday, December 28, 2015. Cousins, Isaiah and Johnny Bueno, shoot hoops in the last light of the day near Calistoga High School.
3:45 PM, Sunday, December 27, 2015. Friend and “Tree Spirit”, Alisa Dobbins.
3:15 PM, Saturday, December 26, 2015. “I bought this for Bob…it was on sale…he really wanted it. -“Yijing with her sheepdog, Bob, outside the Pet Food Express store in Pleasant Hill, CA.
8:30 AM, Friday, Christmas morning, December 25, 2015. “Santa brought Mya a trampoline…we hope it wears her out a bit.” -Jennifer Shuler
1:45 PM, Thursday, December 24, 2015. High School student Dominic Pedersen with his siblings Will and Grace on Christmas Eve at Starbucks in downtown Petaluma, CA.
9:15 AM, Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Designer Peter Ivanoff and French teacher, Kali Ivanoff, with their dog, Max, on Cedar Street in Calistoga.
10:45 AM, Tuesday, December 22, 2015. “The other day a couple walked into our house thinking it was a shop of some sort…we like to decorate at Christmas.” -Orvil and Donna Riedberger on the porch of their home in Calistoga, CA.
11 AM, Tuesday, December 22, 2015. “They are the terrible twos, times two. Strapping them in is the only way I can contain them.” -Christina Dwyer with her two year old twins, Dakota and Cindy, on Cedar Street in Calistoga, CA
2:15 PM, Monday, December 21, 2015. “It’s been a busy day with all the rain…lots of sup-pumps failing…it’s tough to fit everyone in.” -Saint Helena plumber Robert Boca fixes a leak in the kitchen sink at Clark and Mitzi’s house in Calistoga, CA.
1:30 PM, Sunday, December 20, 2015. Four year old Ella Fitzpatrick, returning from a visit to her grandmother’s house on a rainy day in Saint Helena, CA.
12:15 PM, Saturday, December 19, 2015. Fearless five year old Hazel Brown swings in the front yard on Cedar Street in Calistoga.
4 PM, Friday, December 18, 2015. “This is my Christmas sweater…the kids love it.” -Calistoga Elementary fourth grade teacher Brooke More on the last day of school before Christmas break.
3:30 PM, Friday, December 18, 2015. Brad Suhr, owner of Calistoga Bike Shop, adjusts his bike in the back-shop. “I started out banging nails for a living back east…later I worked part time for a bike shop and then managed a shop in Martha’s Vineyard. Nine years ago I purchased this shop with the intention of giving it five years. We’re still here and loving every minute.”
4:30 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2015. Eduardo and Carlos work on a small construction site in Calistoga. “I just quite my construction job…after 17 years, I have decided to go out on my own…I should have done this a long time ago.” -Eduardo
11 AM, Wednesday, December 16, 2015. “I love Calistoga…when I come here to visit, I can’t just sit around…I have to stay busy.” -My neighbor’s Swedish mother, Bibi Nygren, visiting from Stockholm.
3:34 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015. “She’s not used to this cold weather.” …55 degrees in downtown Calistoga.
4:15 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015. “I used to be able to make a living washing windows but now it seems to be a luxury to have your windows washed…not many are willing to have it done anymore.” -Window washer Brian Murray in front of Blackbird in downtown Calistoga, CA.
10:15 AM, Monday, December 14, 2015. “Do you need your gutters cleaned? I can come today.” -Ignacio Barreda and his associate work to remove leaves from the roof and gutters of a home on Cedar Street in Calistoga, CA
10:45 AM, Sunday, December 13, 2015. “I ordered this raincoat from Norway…they’re very popular there.” -My neighbor Eric Smith with his five year old Afghan, Duke, on School Street in Calistoga.
11 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2015. Eight month old Rose watches on as her father, Doug, selects peppers at the Saturday Market in Calistoga, CA.
8:45 AM, Friday, December 11, 2015. Neighbor Martha Casselman is out for a walk on a cool morning in Calistoga.
1:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2015. Mitzi Mishler approaches historic Sonoma Square in downtown Sonoma, CA.
4:30 PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2015. “I opened this store eight years ago…I looked in my closet and I decided I wanted a store that represented what I wore…a lot of men are disappointed I don’t sell guns.” -Scott Hermann, proprietor of A Man’s Supply in downtown Calistoga, CA.
1:30 PM, Tuesday, December8, 2015. “I learned construction in Mexico…I didn’t have many tools like I do today…we had to be inventive and make our own tools…I learned a great deal about getting the job done.” -Contractor, Matias Vargas, Calistoga
4:30 PM, Monday, December 7, 2015. Nick Regalla in front of his house with his friend, Jenny Ramano, near downtown Calistoga, CA.
3:45 PM, Sunday, December 5, 2015. Aubrey Mae Stucker, Manager at Blackbird in downtown Calistoga.