Sonoma County Winter in 20 Photographs

To give the first day of winter a warm welcome, we’ve put together a gallery of some of our favorite local wintertime photos.

In Windsor, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016 a late winter sunrise paints the sky over a valley oak. (Kent Porter)
In Windsor, a late winter sunrise paints the sky over a valley oak. (Kent Porter)
Needle ice stretches from a weed (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)
Needle ice stretches from a weed. (Kent Porter)
Holiday lights stretch out across the vineyards of Hamel Family Wines in Glen Ellen, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. (Kent Porter)
Holiday lights stretch out across the vineyards of Hamel Family Wines in Glen Ellen. (Kent Porter)
A late season rose is is hit by ice, Monday Dec. 19, 2016. (Kent Porter
A late season rose is is hit by ice. (Kent Porter)
Sonoma's downtown plaza, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. (Kent Porter)
Sonoma’s downtown plaza. (Kent Porter)
Frozen dew drops and needle ice on patio furniture Monday morning Dec. 19, 2016 in Windsor. (Kent Porter
Frozen dew drops and needle ice on patio furniture. (Kent Porter)
The Lighted Boat Parade in Petaluma, California, on Saturday, December 17, 2016. (Alvin Jornada
The Lighted Boat Parade in Petaluma. (Alvin Jornada)
Holiday lights stretch out across the vineyards of Hamel Family Wines in Glen Ellen, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. (Kent Porter
Holiday lights stretch out across the vineyards of Hamel Family Wines in Glen Ellen. (Kent Porter)
Fog rests in the fir and oak trees along the Mayacamas range between the Napa and Sonoma valleys. John Burgess
Winter fog rests in the fir and oak trees along the Mayacamas range between the Napa and Sonoma valleys. (John Burgess)
A late winter storm provides theatrics over a field of mustard in the Alexander Valley, Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. (Kent Porter
A late winter storm provides theatrics over a field of mustard in the Alexander Valley. (Kent Porter)
Dozens of days of no precipitation this winter has led to repeat performances of taking in the days last rays, Friday January 13, 2011 at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa,. Kent Porter
Winter sunset at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter)
awberry leaf and ice, Monday Dec. 19, 2016 in Windsor. (Kent Porter)
Strawberry leaf and ice. (Kent Porter)

 

The Bodega Cemetery is lit with solar lights under a starry sky, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. (Kent Porter /
The Bodega Cemetery is lit with solar lights under a starry sky. (Kent Porter)
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A colorful cold dawn greets the Laguna de Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter)
Wet winter weather as seen from the Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg Sunday during the 24th Annual Winter WINEland. January 17, 2016. (Photo: Erik Castro
Wet winter weather seen from the Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. (Erik Castro)
For the winter season, Tolay Lake Regional Park is open to members only. (Photos by Robbi PengellyTolay Lake Regional Park, located between the Petaluma River and the Sonoma Valley. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly)
Tolay Lake Regional Park in winter. (Robbi Pengelly)
A frozen maple leaf, Monday Dec. 19, 2016 in Windsor. (Kent Porter)
A frozen maple leaf. (Kent Porter)
A holiday light scene on Eastside Road, Friday Dec. 17, 2011 in Windsor. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)
A holiday light scene on Eastside Road in Windsor. (Photo by Kent Porter)
The annual lighting of the snowmen at Cornerstone took place on Saturday at exactly 6 p.m.. Every year, there's a new configuration, and this year's did not disappoint. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly
The annual lighting of the snowmen at Cornerstone Sonoma. (Robbi Pengelly)
 Bennie Wagers (CQ) of Bodega Bay takes in the sunset after a day of surfing at the Salmon Creek State Beach, Tuesday Dec. 16, 2003 north of Bodega Bay.
Bennie Wagers of Bodega Bay takes in the sunset after a day of winter surfing at the Salmon Creek State Beach. (Kent Porter)
Antlers were added, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012, to a gravel truck prior to the Geyserville tractor parade . The parade included farm equipment, fire trucks and tractor trailer rigs. (Kent Porter)
Antlers on a gravel truck at the Geyserville tractor parade. (Kent Porter)

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