Category Archives: wine

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations ~

Over the past few years LT, who lives across the street, and I have hosted gatherings to bring our near neighbors together. Mind you, we come from divergent political positions, some even at pole opposites, however all who attend uphold … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC: Solitude 2 ~


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~ Flowers, Nature, Friends, Family and Home ~ WPC: Relax ~

I am inclined to agree with Jane Austin on the subject of relaxing: “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” “Flowers . . . have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some … Continue reading

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~ At Jocelyn’s Cabin In The Woods ~

Jocelyn met us in Newport and we drove in tandem to her cabin. Her husband is working so he can’t be here, and both children are grown and making their way in life. Jocelyn and I met when we both … Continue reading

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~ A-Club Dinner – Chez Nous ~ WPC – Dinnertime ~

About four or five evenings a year, for the past twenty-seven years, a small group of friends have gathered to share a meal and discuss a book. Four couples gather at the hosts house (hosting is done in a round … Continue reading

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~ Make it Everyday! ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Today Was a Good Day ~

Here’s the kind of ‘everyday’ I prefer! Quiet time in the morning (on the deck when the weather’s mild) with a smoothie and/or coffee, a jumble puzzle and my laptop. Then, brunch with Creighton followed by a walk with Jello. … Continue reading

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Spring Wine ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Symmetry

With family here for a collective birthday celebration, and a temperature of 75f yesterday, my sister and I enjoyed our wine while talking by the pond and on the deck. What a joy to be part of a dear family, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Hat? ~ Sunday Stills ~ Hmmmm

Not sure the intent of this week’s Sunday Stills, but it includes light and a hat, so here is my contribution; the rainbow hat of a dear friend, as it rests on the table next to my wine glass, during … Continue reading

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Hand-Cranked Wine ~ Sunday Stills ~ Alcohol

In the 1990’s my husband and I began making wine. Living close to the vineyards of Yamhill, Oregon, we bought grapes in bulk and processed them through a hand-cranked stemmer-crusher. Red wines are crushed, fermented and then pressed, while white … Continue reading

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