Magazine article Sunset

Open House

Magazine article Sunset

Open House

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IDAHO HAS GLORIOUS ASPENS, TOO Here I sit looking through the September issue and come to the wonderful article on viewing aspens and four different drives through four different states to see them in all their golden glory ("Leaves of Gold," page 62). It struck me [that] the state of Idaho was left out, especially when you look at the map on page 71 and see that Idaho has the largest amount of aspens of any of the Western states.

I live in the San Diego area presently but lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, for eight years. One of my strongest memories of Idaho is how beautiful the aspens and tamaracks look in the fall.

Angie Jones

SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA

A TAKO IS NOT AN IKA

Re: your September issue on poke ("Hawaii's Favorite Fish Salad," page 124). A tako is an octopus, while a squid is, I believe, an ika. Both words were brought to Hawaii from Japan.

George F. Fike

CAPTAIN COOK, HAWAII

Editor's note: Tako is indeed the proper word for octopus, while ika is Japanese for small squid.

CALIFORNIA'S MANY WINE COUNTRIES Your September issue carried a headline about "California's Other Wine Country"-the Central Coast (page 20). I wanted to point out that California has many wine regions. My favorite is the Livermore Valley area. With 14 wineries, including the international Wente Vineyards, the Livermore area may actually be that "other wine country."

Rick Schussel

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA

I thought that by now Sunset would re, alize that there are a number of "wine countries" in California, each with its own charm and appeal, each with its fans and advocates, each due individual respect and attention. As the publisher of an Internet magazine called SonomaZone, I stand second to none in my pride in (and love for) Sonoma County's excellence in wines and vines. But I'm equally quick to say that the winemakers and destinations in the Napa Valley, the Anderson Valley, Lake County, Monterey County, Amador County, the Sierra foothills, and, yes, the Central Coast deserve praise and glory for their own uniqugness as well. Indeed, my latest vacations took me to the Central Coast and I loved every minute of it.

Larry McDonald

MONTE RIO, CALIFORNIA

THE SOUR SIDE OF HONEYSUCKLE Regarding garden fragrances (August, page 70), it should be noted that honeysuckle attracts a great number of bees. …

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