Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beryessa Gap, Winery

After attending the woodland wine festival for the last 2 years and really enjoying the wines from Berryessa Gap Vineyards. We finally managed to visit this tiny place, which has an amazing history and seems to be a corner stone for the local wine production in the area. Since they apparently provide 90% of the grafted stocks required to grow the grapes after the devastating wildfires in 2015.

Due to our favorite little restaurant in winters being closed yet again, for random none disclosed reasons, we ended up trying a new place. Which is wonderful for cocktails and apetizers, but sadly the main dishes are kinda lacking and could use some improvements. It's called the preserve and rather quaint.

Friday, June 30, 2017

playing with my new toy

so after a couple of years not doing much with photography and never taking my stuff with me, due to it being a bit heavy and bulky.
So I decided to get a new camera and slowly learning how to use the little range finder. Which needless to say, is rather different than a SLR camera.

On the bright side, the chips advanced so much that I nearly have no post processing anymore (once I could get it to focus sharp)

Needless to say, I bought nearly all accessories for it, which I could find, due to it missing standard things like a strap or a decent shutter release...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer is comming

During all the rain over the last couple of weeks, we are now finally receiving some sun and heat recently. Which basically means that our garden is in full bloom and we might actually being able to harvest grapes and plums for the first time, since planting them.

plums, waiting to be transformed into plum cakes

cabernet sauvignon grapes, waiting to be transformed into wine

Friday, May 05, 2017

April, 2017

So I managed to get my self a new camera lens

Rosie got a new ball 
after breaking the old sprinkler system, basil got a new controller and is going to rerun the drip lines again...

and we got pretty roses in our backyard currently