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The Napa Landscape

I got married!!! And then went on a honeymoon that included:

Wineries,rolling hills, mountain tops, redwoods, fountains, flowers, & GRAPES! you name it. Where did we go? Napa, CA…. at least that was one of the stops. It’s all as beautiful as everyone tells you it is. Go there. And spend some time, you can’t really rush through it if you tried. I would go back, actually trying to wait until its reasonable to plan another trip.  Learn to drink wine. I never really drank much red but learned to appreciate it on this trip. Can I become a professional traveler, wine consumer, and food eater? While on this trip I was thinking that would be the case. But towards the end when I was full, bloated, and lethargic from all I had consumed I remind myself this is what you do on vacation (and maybe the weekends).

Many of the wineries had gorgeous landscapes. Some with elaborate gardens, seating areas and even fountains. Some of  the plants would work here while others most

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certainly would not. As fall is on the brain I also got to thinking about the different planting seasons and general maintenance. Heat lamps galore in Napa and San Fran. I could mimic any of these designs for my yard but then I remembered we have snow. Shoot.

I’m beat more photos from the honeymoon will follow in the next few days…. I hope.

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Knotty New Orleans

All I can say is that the hanging baskets are a great addition to the building facades. I left thinking I could not wait to go and get some ferns to hang on my covered porch. I have a great side entrance colonial that is cedar shake in an antique red barn color and the contrast in color with the boston ferns is great. I captured a great window overhang that you will see – the black and white stripe against the brick building. There are some images of potted plants and palm trees as well.

There is a step down to the Mississippi along the river walk which to me is one of the better throughout design details along the waterfront promenade. While I was in Barcelona they had a similar feature. Although the gold old Missip is not a pristine body of water you want to reach out and touch, it allows visitors of the space to interact and get close to the main attraction (the river in this case).

Enjoy – SC

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