veraison starts in the vines
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and five new friends whom we met at the River Cruise last June enjoyed wine tasting today at the Sullivan Vineyards & Winery in St. Helena, CA. Sullivan Vineyards & Winery is known for the “big reds”: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and Bordeaux blend.It offers also Sauvignon blanc & chardonnay.
Doesn’t have to clamor
white magnolia in bloom
note: the largest wine barrel in the world which can hold 1,700,000 liters of wine.
Inside is a restaurant with tables inside a barrel.
It’s in Durkheim,Germany.
Me, walking to the river.
The path to the river.
note: A neighbor gave us daffodil buds a few days ago.
I stopped by to look
at the crab apple and swollen river
I could not resist
to take some pictures
pardon my lack of experience.
note: During one of my walks to the river I asked a kind man walking with a dog the name of some of the trees along the path. He pointed to me: elm, sycamore, oak and Emory ash. Next time I will ask him about the other trees.
Once upon a time the path was used for horse-drawn carriage.
walking is forever
riding a bicycle
not to be forgotten
a desire to climb
others address a cloudy sky,
line a sidewalk
or turn to what we can not know
or simply sit, read or write
a juxtaposition, silence and music,
poetry can change everything.
note: This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.
note: While walking Friday afternoon along the Napa Riverfront (California).