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…

Autumn Leaves?

The answer to the question is yes and no. This photo was taken using available light on September 4, 2010, at the St. Francis Winery…after sunset. The photo came off the camera without any additional editing, except to add a watermark. 

The leaves in question were in fact green. The golden color was created by an orange floodlight illuminating the setting for a winemaker dinner at the winery in Sonoma County. 

If you click on the photo, a larger version should appear in your browser.