CornerStone Sonoma…whimsical landscapes, gardens and shops

Frances RIvetti’s March article about Cornerstone Sonoma (Click on>>Inspirational Gardens of the World’s Finest Landscape Artists and Designers – Cornerstone, Sonoma) inspired me to make another visit to check out Cornerstone for new photo ops.

Of course, there were changes since my last visit in 2010. Alas, the Blue Tree is no longer there and my only memory of it is documented in What the…??? A Blue Tree!!! 

But the spirit continues to operate in full force…


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What the…??? A Blue Tree!!!

Cornerstone Sonoma , Hwy 121 in Sonoma County contains many interesting stores and gardens–A place certainly worthy of a few hours of your time.  However, I will not feature photos of the gardens in this post. 

Except for the Blue Tree…

The Blue Tree (illusion?) was designed and created by Claude Cormier of Montreal, Canada. The method–stringing over 17,000 plastic balls on a dead tree.

For a sense of scale…