Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sacramento - California's Capitol

Weekend before last, we went to downtown and mid-town Sacramento for a visit.  There are many wonderful sights in Sac, and it's always a pleasure for me and husband to take a drive there.

We stopped early in the morning at a nice European bakery called Ettore's.  There were so many goodies, I didn't know what to choose.

Driving through mid-town, there is a neighborhood called "the fabulous 40's."   The houses are so nice and groomed, and I thought this landscaped yard with tulips was pretty.

A friend of red rose alley.

The State Capitol is grand, and I love to see it every time we are in the area.

The door and statues on the front of the building are beautiful.

And the grounds are green and groomed with lovely flowers all around.

Downtown and mid-town Sac is definitely one of our favorite places to visit.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sheri, that one rose that looks like a PEPPERMINT twist! Oh, the perfume of it must be outrageous! And the 40s neighborhood must be beautiful as well. The white brick cottage is just my style! I cannot wait to get out to Carmel with my camera. Enjoy your Sunday dear friend! Anita

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

OH my! Just look at that red velvet treat, with the red rose on top!!!!

I-love-alleys!!!! Love to go down them! Ours being an old small city, there are lots of them!

Your photo, just above "Downtown and Mid-town Sac"... Love the light effect, at the top.

Thank you for sharing a jaunt through a place, where I will never go. Blogging takes us places! Through the eyes of our blogging friends.

angie said...

again such beautiful pictures !!! and the delicious cake !!! everything from love angie

Attic Clutter said...

oh what a pretty place glad u had a fun trip (:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a fun trip this would be, Sheri. Have live in California my entire life, have never been to the State Capital. Love all you photos.. I would love to see the neighbor of the fabulous 40's.

Barbara Lilian said...

Just what I needed today, a trip of elegance.
Starting with beautiful gateaux to appease my sugar fix, then the beauties adorning the State Capital building and finishing with beautiful Camellias & I didn't have to leave my armchair.
Lovely post for a grey drizzly Sunday.

It's me said...

Happy new week from me Ria..x?

Susie said...

Sheri, I love all your pictures. The flowers are so pretty. The bakery had too many yummy things. :) Hope you are enjoying some great weather. We are cold here but some sun most of today. Yesterday was all sunshine. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Deserae said...

Such a pretty area....your capital is beautiful!!!! The bakery had sooooo many goodies too :o) Oh and those roses....just divine!!!!

LoveT. said...

The Photos are wonderful ,all the gorgeous Flowers! i adore the cake from the first Pic <3 :)

Have a great Start in the new Week ,lovely Greetings!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Sheri. What a beautiful post. That sculpturing on the building is just absolutely gorgeous. So is that tree and the flower? oh-wonderful photos.

Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Patricia said...

Sacramento does look like a delightful place to visit, Sheri. The capitol building is beautiful, and so are the flowers - gorgeous. I do hope you had the red velvet cake, so lovely with the red rose on top. Have a great week. xx


My grandparents lived in Sacramento for many, many years. a beautiful place for sure. Love all the wonderful pics and pretty flowers. But I will be dreaming about having a piece of that scrumptious red velvet cake.

Sola Scriptura said...

I'd like to try those pieces of cake! Those flowers are gorgeous, I especially like the tulips :)

Lucy martin said...

What a treat it is to take a trip with that manicured yard with tulips....thank you sweet friend.

Teresa said...

WOW. So much goodness and beauty to bask in. I love it. And now I'm craving a Black Forest Cake slice. Thank you very much! ahahahahah
Looks fabulous. A mix of modern and old world.
So glad you had fun and enjoyed it. Lovely how in a couple of weeks world, and nature mainly, become full of color and alive. And I'm so happy to see beyond my nook of the woods through your amazing photos.
Enjoy Spring Dear Friend. Enjoy the Holy Week!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful trip to the State Capital and thank you for taking us along!
I just had to scroll back to the Red Velvet cake with the rose on top, it is so beautiful.
Historical Sacramento is such an interesting city to visit and all of the trees...
Happy Monday!

Heather Lindstrom said...

Hello Sheri dear,
I love this post about our hometown! Your images are just as beautiful as always. You've captured the vibe of mid-town and downtown perfectly. It's been quite awhile since I've been to the Fabulous 40's so what a treat to revisit via your blog. Ettores!! A family favorite and centerpiece of many, many celebrations (aka the cake). Delicious post!
xx, Heather

Susan said...

Oh Sheri...What a lovely post with great photos, too. Thanks for sharing. And also, thanks for your visits. Love them. Susan

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, what a wonderful post featuring your hometown. Such a special
place and your photos are incredible.
The buildings with the statues are so interesting and the flowers are stunning.

Thank you for sharing.
Wishing you a beautiful Easter week my friend.
Sending hugs your way.

handmade by amalia said...

What a great tour, Sheri! But now I want cake.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
A goal of ours is to visit every state capitol with our boys. I know we will not make it. Maybe I will have your amazing tour count for California. :-) Beautiful photos!