Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Wine Country Weekend

We went to our house in the Wine Country last weekend. It poured rain all day Saturday and in to the evening. It had been a while since we were there and it was a good thing that we went. A door in the guest house had blown open and the drapes, floor and rug were soaking wet! Also, a mouse got in and we found him under the bed!

So after we cleaned that mess up, we lit a fire.......

Opened this lovely bottle of wine and sat in the living room listening to music and the pouring rain.

I took a few pictures here and there while Mr. A put the steaks on the grill.

I love these photographs. Three out of four of our kids with their first fish. That's Melissa on the left with a trout from the Umpqua River. Alex and Aaron with their first steelhead from the Russian River!

This dining room hutch was one of our first acquisitions. It is quite rustic; a "married" piece that has made the rounds of houses in my life.

Sunday morning the rain was gone and the sky was clear. An absolutely beautiful day! We sat drinking our coffee and planning our day. Should we stop in Healdsburg for lunch? Should we go to our favorite antique store in Sebastopol? These were big decisions! I had fun capturing the morning sun streaming in while we discussed the possibilities.

Mr. A decided he had to clean up the garden and rake the leaves from the Mulberry Tree before we went anywhere. He also was obsessed with putting in a dimmer switch! I was supposed to sweep and mop up the muddy footprints.

But first I went outside with my coffee and took more pictures. This picture is looking east towards the neighboring vineyard. I can't believe all the leaves are gone from the Mulberry Tree.

The huge pack of wild turkeys are back in the vineyard too. They are so noisy and like to get in the olive trees and eat the leftover olives.

The leaves are gone from the vines and they have turned a lovely red. Absolutely beautiful! Absolutely beautiful weekend!

I'm linking up with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for "Outdoor Wednesday." Please visit her to see all the other participants.


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