Today my husband stopped at our Templeton house, got out of his car, and locked his keys in. So I drove over to our property there to help him out. I grabbed my camera, because I don’t get over there very often and I like to photograph our trees, herbs, flowers, and anything interesting I see when I visit. I always photograph the views of our neighbors’ properties from our land — especially at sunset.
I parked at the bottom of our rather treacherous driveway by our peculiar-looking gate. I walked around the large puddle which forms during every rain, and up the hill to the house. It was about 6 PM when I got there.
We live in wine country. You may notice that all our neighbors are wineries that have vineyards around them. We only have one neglected grape vine. We also have some neglected fruits trees, only some of which still bear. We grow a great crop of weeds every year on our almost fourteen acres. I won’t show you all the photos I took on this mid-March afternoon, but I’ll show you some of them. Enjoy.
What's special about these irises? They are survivors. This entire fenced plot was dug up by heavy equipment to replace our leach field. It used to be our garden when the irises were planted years ago. When the machines had finished destroying everything I had planted, I never expected to see these irises again. But here they are in approximately the same location -- just farther apart than they used to be.
My husband is crossing the puddle. My car is just past the gate. I went to my car after I took a few more photos of the pine tree on the left. Hubby went home. I went to another photo shoot at one of my favorite vineyards on the way home. It's the best place for sunset photos.
I hope you enjoyed this photo journal of my walk around the property. Which photos did you like best?
All photos are © B. Radisavljevic