“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. 'What vanity,' they screamed, 'what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!' The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. 'Forgive me, my sisters,' said the tree. 'I… Continue reading Almond Tree in Winter
Happy New Year everyone! 2019! How is it the afternoon of Day 2 of this year and I am already beating myself up for not getting everything done on my list today!? The past two days I have accomplished so much but here I sit not satisfied that I checked enough stuff off my to-do… Continue reading Accomplished List vs. To-Do List
Where oh where has this year gone? Three hundred sixty-five days that seem to have flown by. Three hundred sixty-five new days to start again. Three hundred sixty-five opportunities to follow my dreams. And although I didn't take advantage of each day like I would have liked I am still very proud of what I… Continue reading Farewell, 2018!
It begins. Winter pruning of the old vines has started. I love seeing the old vines like this. So much sass and character in the way they have twisted and grown. Oh, the stories they could tell. I wonder how they feel at this stage. Are they happy to be free of the weight of… Continue reading The old vines getting ready for a rest
I love Autumn. The color of the landscape is ever-changing and reminding us that change can be a beautiful thing. Sunday afternoon we went for a walk through the vineyard. The young Malvasia vines are enjoying their new neighbors, the white flowers (weeds are just flowers we haven't met). The olives are turning a gorgeous… Continue reading A brush stroke of color