I ride over my beautiful ranch. Between my legs is a beautiful horse.The air is wine. The grapes on a score of rolling hills are red with autumn flame.Across Sonoma Mountain, wisps of sea fog are stealing.The afternoon sun smolders in the drowsy sky.I have everything to make me glad I am alive. -- Jack London So rhapsodized the famous author while horseback riding on his beloved Beauty Ranch near Glen Ellen, in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon. We spent a recent Saturday walking, rather than riding, around this place, yet shared the famous author’s sentiments. The sublime landscape near the foot of Sonoma Mountain and above the valley and charming historic buildings were part of the reason.