Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lovely Day

My sweet and funny sister-in-law met me at the wineries last weekend.  I always enjoy seeing the scenery when I go there, and I took a few pictures along the way.





Some pretty and exotic flowers.



The vineyards in winter.


Cougar guarding the winery.


Aging the wine in the oak barrels.






Loved these creative labels.






We had a great day at the wineries.  This was my favorite sign of the day.



~Sheri

33 comments:

myric andreasen said...

What a lovely day indeed! It seemed you had fun at the winery. I'd like to go to one someday :)

xoxo
Myric

Cami said...

Wow great photos!!!! Love your camera ;)

Did you try that pomegranate wine?? If so, how was it?!

Love, love, love :)

Geneva said...

Now that sounds like a fun day... and I loved the "Kiss Me" sign! Hope you got to taste some goodies ":o)
Blessings!
Geneva

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh it looks lovely! I love those flowers. And the labels. The photographs are gorgeous!

Elaine said...

I'm glad you had such a nice day .. Wonderful pictures and a taste of wine to go with them.

Chris said...

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victoria dahl said...

Lovely and beautiful pictures.

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It's me said...

Nice to see all the wine's.......i love wine....happy weekend...love from me...xxx...

magie said...

Looks like a good day out, did you get to sample some of the wines there?
Such pretty flowers, love the bird of paradise flowers.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wow, what a fantastic place! Suzy x

TARYTERRE said...

Vineyards are so much fun to explore. Looks like a wonderful day. LOVE those Birds of Paradise. So pretty. GREAT photos. That new camera is coming in handy, isn't it? ENJOY!

Normal Daily Chaos said...

It sounds like a fun day! I love wine, so it is always nice to see how it is made! love the labels! and the sign is great

Jill said...

What a beautiful place! I love the "Yes, Dear" wine!

Becky~ said...

Oh such a lovely tour.Thanks for the journey.My daughter will be leaving tommorrow morning sigh..For a week @Newport Beach.I wish you could baby sit hahah.

She will be fine im sure but I do worry Iam a mom ha.HUGS!

Mary said...

It looks like you had a fun day. Very nice!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Sheri,
What a great way to spend a day!
Love the flowers and green grass...
Our grass is covered with snow!
All the Best,
Christine

Twinkle Star said...

What a lovely place to spend the day, the flowers are so bright and cheerful. Have a lovely day x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your day was better than mine, but I did post about y'all yesterday!

Patty Patterson said...

It is very pretty! I've never been to a winery, so thanks for the tour!

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- What a feast for the eyes! Did you have to hire a designated driver to drive you home?;>) xo Diana

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana, I actually was the designated driver. My husband and his sister got a chance to spend some time together. I was busy taking pictures. hehe
~Love ya, Sheri

Shirley said...

Oh what fun you had. The bottles and labels are really lovely. I like the "Yes Dear"! Haha..they have a great sense of humor..love the flowers too. The Birds of Paradise are a very interesting flower. We used them a lot in the floral design class.
Can you ever imagine coming face to face with a cougar? Yikes too scary!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

What lovely photos to capture memories of a lovely day! I , too, love wine labels. When I'm buying wine for a gift I often just buy it because I know my friend will love the label! The best one I ever got had James Dean on the label for my childhood friend! She still has it, of course! Now the Angelica wine with that drippy top would really seduce me!!
xx
dawne

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it was a great day! Hope you had fun, Laura

C'est moi Claudette said...

"yes dear" wine, lol.... LOVE IT.
Man so nice to see "no snow" on the ground. Lovely tour, lovely CA. Lovely you : )
Happy weekend dear friend.
It's snowing here OMG.
xoxoxoxoxo

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

What a lovely day you had. Did you taste a lot of wine! So nice to see flowers outside this time of year. Great pictures! Are you enjoying your new camera? Oh, I think I would love to live in California if the homes were more affordable and if the traffic wasn't so busy. Love, the weather in California.

It snowed here in Michigan today.

Have a great weekend Sheri!

~Sandy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SHERI DARLING!!!!!!

Oh, those BIRD OF PARADISE flowers bring back HUGE memories of growing up in L.A.! My parents had these all around our California stucco cottage.

My dear heart, thank you for your visit. Your love of birds equals mine, and yes, when I found the picture of that amazing aqua-breasted bird, I knew I had to use him! THANK YOU for your kind compliments on my work. We all have wings; we just need to discover them and use them.

HAVE A PERFECT DAY! Anita

Marcia said...

Great pics, Sheri. Must admit I love those labels too. Looks like a lovely place.
Loved browsing through your Mardi Gras posts. Love New Orleans, visited many years ago with my hubby.
That King Cake looks delish. ;)
Much love.

Becky~ said...

Yes that was both daughters on my header.My daughter is planning to move out there.If she finds what shes looking for as far as living, job etc.She has degrees in business so who knows.Id like her here lol.They both went to Jamaica and Virgin islands so yes they have gone further.

Anne said...

Oh such gorgeous flowers! and I love that Kiss Me sign too.

xox

Libbie said...

I don't even drink wine & I would LOVE to go to a winery! A girl can dream :) Thanks for taking me there today!

Loved hearing about you & the 80s :) Thanks for the sweet comments today! You made me smile!

Stephanie Mullen said...

Sheri~ Thank you so much for the kind words at my blog. I am so grateful you stopped by. This sounds like a wonderful day at the wineries. I, too, love the last picture! Love your blog, as well! I will be back again and again! Sweet blessings to you my new friends! :o)

♥ Miss Tea said...

looks like you and your sister in law had a lovely outing at the wineries! lovely photos of the vineyards and the wineries!

x susan