Xan & Bob, Home and Garden

Our Dream. Five Years Later.

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Thrown caution to the wind? Taken a chance? Followed a dream? If you did, did it turn out more amazing than you ever dreamed? Five years ago, we had sold or given away 95% of our belongings. We packed and shipped 70 boxes. The remaining items we… Continue reading Our Dream. Five Years Later.

Vineyard

Gorgeous Grapes

My morning walks in the vineyard have been few and far between these days. Trying to get to the beach by 8am (it is cooler and no one is there) and the sunrise not happening until 6:45am makes it a challenge. I am enjoying long weekend morning walks though. Of course the grapes are doing… Continue reading Gorgeous Grapes

Exploring, Sunrises & Sunsets, Vineyard

Capturing One Way or Another

Photographs just don't do justice to all the beauty around us. I attempt to capture the beauty with my camera but sometimes the best I can do is to capture it with my heart. Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.~Ansel Adams

Vineyard

November Arrived Upon Droplets of Fog

November arrived here upon the droplets of fog that blanketed our village last night and this morning. It made for some stunning photo opportunities. I hope you enjoy them. An alien invasion, perhaps?! Nature is truly amazing. We all need to take the time to enjoy the simple things in life. Especially now. In nature… Continue reading November Arrived Upon Droplets of Fog

Vineyard

The Wrath of Mother Nature

If you've been reading my blog for the past three years then you probably noticed my lack of grape and vineyard photos this summer. No daily updates and photos of how any number of different bunches of grapes were ripening. No videos or photos of the harvest. 2020 has been a difficult year in so… Continue reading The Wrath of Mother Nature