Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vineyards, Horses and Autumn Days

Sounds pretty good to me!  This is my favorite time of year - the dust, heat and flies are gone...........yes, it's now getting cold and muddy, but I'm not tired of that - yet.  We've had some glorious days in between our early fall storms, and last Sunday we took advantage of such a day .  Joe brought his Lipizzan team  over to Blue Fountain Farm, along with his gorgeous show carriage.  We were given permission by Mike and Diane Naggiar to take a drive through their vineyard, so off we went.  We, in this case was me, Joe, his son Joe, his grandson Little Joey, my folks, (Wally and Dotti), and Rolf and Carolyn Laessig (Rolf is doing great in his lessons of driving Ash - more on that soon).  Joe and I went ahead in the Bobcat, Rolf, Carolyn and Joey were in the carriage with Joe, and my folks were bringing up the rear in the golf cart - quite a procession!

The day was sunny and warm, the colors were outrageous, and we made quite an entrance !

We all pulled up to the Naggiar Tasting Room, and disembarked from our respective vehicles.  We were hoping that Mike and Diane would have time to go for a ride with Joe through their vineyard, but they were busy hosting one of their private wine tastings (see my post on the tasting we did last spring).  We'll have to go bck again to get them in the carriage!

  I did, however, find two ladies who were very excited about the prospect of a ride, so off they went with Joe, while we sat on the lawn in the warm sun and had some wine.

They had a great time, and Joe was in his element!  Joe got a chance to enjoy a little wine,

and it was great to see three generations of Kaszas enjoying some time together.

It was finally time to go home, and I couldn't resist a shot of the horses and the carriage seemingly buried in the vines.........

The team did their job well, and got everyone home safely. 

On to today........... the clouds parted from yesterday's storm, so I took some time to grab my camera and take advantage of the beautiful colors and the great lighting.  This view is from the house, looking out over Maverick in his pasture to the vines............ 

Then I went into the vineyard, and got a shot of our house from a different perspective.............

I think  you've got to admit, Vineyards, Horses and Autumn days have something magical about them!


1 comment:

  1. Lesley
    I am sooooo jealous!!! hopefully next year I will be driving my miniature too..wonderful and beautiful photos as always, you are an inspiration to me. Mel


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