July Photo Challenge: 1-15

The challenge this month with Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day brought a bit more of my creative nature.  It’s A through Z and 1 through 5.  At first I thought “Hey, this will be easy!” But then those weird letters started, or the subject that I thought would work … well, it simply didn’t. One of…

Wine Wednesday Quote: June 29, 2016

Wine Wednesday Quote: “Anni, amori e bicchieri di vino –nun se contano mai.” Years, lovers, and glasses of wine; these things should never be counted. —Anthony Capella, The Food of Love      

#JunePhotoChallenge: 1-15

Another month Fat Mum Slim‘s Photo a Day.  I also joined the Facebook group– FMS Photo a Day–which quickly made me realize that I need to step up my game.  This month I learned that I often have a great idea for a photo, but finding time to actually take the picture has been my downfall.  I…

#May Photo Challenge 1-31

It was a fun month of following Fat Mum Slim‘s photo challenge. I discovered a lot about the importance of paying attention to the time of day.  Lounging around in the morning put my shots at between noon and 4 o’clock.  Beautiful blue skies became white glares. Shadows blocked out beautiful faces.  Colors simply didn’t read…

Wine Wednesday: May 11, 2016

Wine Wednesday Quote: “Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.” –Charles Dickens (author of some reknown)

#AprilPhotoChallenge: 16-30

It  has been a great month for photography.  And I think that my photo skills are growing. My most frequent limitations have been when I have great ideas for a shot, but my time is limited or the weather is uncooperative. #16. Glass Mid-April brought 80 degree weather and blue skies to the peninsula.  Burgers and brews…

Wine Wednesday: April 27, 2016

Wine Wednesday Quote: “There can never be any substitute for your own palate nor any better education than tasting the wine yourself.” –Robert Parker (wine critic, Baltimore native)

Wine Wednesday: Aug. 5, 2015

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” –Bette Davis (actor, author, did it the hard way)

The Running Iron, Carmel Valley

“Fortune knocks at every man’s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.”   –Mark Twain (author, humorist, misquoted man)   Call me a sucker, but I have fallen for it—the Carmel Valley charm.  Wine country meets Old West, the little village is…