Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

Repent   2 comments

Posted February 24, 2011 by Lana G! in Fun, Photo, Photography, Wine

Blue Monday – Rosemount Estate   25 comments

Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

I was looking through my pictures from our trip to Australia three years ago and came across this picture of a very blue building. This is a winery we visited while touring the wine country north of Sydney.  I especially liked the windows of this building.


For more Blue Monday posts, head on over to Smiling Sally’s and have a great week!

Posted January 11, 2009 by Lana G! in Australia, Blue Monday, Photo, Wine

Chateau Ste. Michelle Revisited   2 comments

What a difference a few months make at the Chateau vineyards!  In May the vines looked so sparse like they had recently been pruned; they were just beginning to show signs of life.  Yesterday, they were lush and full of grapes and leaves.  In May you could see the fountain clearly. In August you could have asked, “Fountain? What fountain?”

All during the time I was taking these pictures at the vineyard, these verses kept going through my head from John 15…


1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.


 5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

 9“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other.

How are my branches looking? Am I bearing fruit? Is it still “May”?  What did or will my “August” look like? 

I WANT TO BEAR FRUIT!  I want August!  How about you? 

Happy Hour with the Happy Wonderer   9 comments

Friday evening, my sister and I went to a nice little wine cafe for happy hour before I went to pick up hubby from the airport.  Happy hour is a great way to have a scrumptious light meal for almost half the price.  The nice part about a light meal, is you can say yes to dessert!  Life is too short to say no to dessert!  

The Happy Wonderer had the lovely scampi fennel salad and I had the hanger steak on a pesto flat bread! Both were delicious. Our dessert was a warm blueberry and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream – a little something sweet to end the meal!

Lovely meal, lovely fellowship on a gorgeous day in Washington – what more  could you ask for?

How about a gorgeous sunset on Lake Washington…

ABC Wednesday – W   13 comments

W is for Wine – Wallace Brooks Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley

I used to always forget the names of the wines I had at restaurants. 
Now I just take pictures of the bottle and have no problem remembering!
Cameras – don’t leave home without them!

For more ABC Wednesday post, head on over to Mrs. Nesbitt’s!

Posted June 24, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Dining, Photo, Photography, Wine