Sunrises & Sunsets, Vineyard

Whispers of Nature

There are no sounds that can stir the sublime emotions of men's souls like the sighs and whispers of nature.  ~James Lendall Basford Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower. ~Alan C.… Continue reading Whispers of Nature

Vineyard

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In my last post "The Birth of Carinyena" I told you that we wondered why they bothered replanting that plot which seemed so far from their other plots. Well, the last time I hiked up there I met the winemaker heading in the other direction. He stopped his truck and we chatted for a couple… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Home and Garden, Xan & Bob

Bob the Builder Builds Garden Projects

It has been quite a while since Bob the Builder has built anything. We came up with a couple of projects early in our COVID-19 lockdown but our hardware-type stores were either closed completely or were only allowed to sell to contractors. I heard of one store that was hit with a €10,000 fine for… Continue reading Bob the Builder Builds Garden Projects

Sunrises & Sunsets, Vineyard, Xan & Bob

“…hard to plan the day.”

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~E.B. White