Eating in St. Helena by Phoebe Ellsworth
Geoff's mother Phoebe Ellsworth is also an artist. She has lived all of her 70 plus years in Northern California - 42 of those years in beautiful St. Helena, heart of the Napa Valley. Recently, memoir has captured her interest. Memoirs of life in St. Helena - in picture, stories and recipes. This collection with its colorful illustrations comes from many families from all walks of life who have lived in St. Helena during the years of our growing wine industry. For many of those years Phoebe Ellsworth's work was inspired by gardens, especially flowers found in St. Helena's gardens. Flowers were always an invitation to paint. Her paintings are seen in many homes. One, almost universal, comment is that her paintings make people feel happy.