Bays, Blossoms and Ballads

Taking Booklets to the Vineyards

It was an ordinary Friday – some writing, a few errands and a bit of volunteering – nothing too challenging or exceptionally interesting.  But the sun came out, the temperature was headed for 63, and the afternoon had the promise of a perfect Up North Spring Day.

Ann was painting at The Barns with her Plein Air group, part of a workshop to refresh and hone everyone’s outdoor skills before starting their weekly open air painting excursions.   I dropped her off, then took the back road to the kitchen that makes the dips for one of our vineyards, doubled back to Crooked Tree Art Center to pick up boxes of the Art & Craft Trail Guide, my volunteer effort for the day, and over to Cherry Capital Foods to get the artisan crackers for the vineyard.  Less than 10 miles for all of it, but a fun jaunt.

Back home I organized the brochures for the day’s deliveries on Old Mission Peninsula, answered my email, jumped back in the car for my route.  First stop was Peninsula Cellars, in an old school house, with cherry orchards blooming all around.  With the blue sky, the white blossoms and the red-roofed Tasting Room, the contrasts were stunning.

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