Monday, December 30, 2013

Love letter #1

My dearest,

I scarce know where to start, but suffice it to say I am in love.  I am in love with you, with your eyes that smile and your hair that dances.  I am in love with that voice of yours which carries strength, but also shows great tenderness.

Your accent intrigues me, I’d love love to hear tales of your home state, your hometown, your life before you moved here.  I am sure the more I hear the more I will love.  I want to sit and talk and listen, exchanging tales of who we are and where we are going.

I love your sense of style, your clothes brighten these grey winter days.  I admit I like the way you dress to show your curves.  I love the playful charms on your necklace, and those fun earrings.  I’m curious about that hint of tattoo I’ve seen peeping over your collar, are those feathers belonging to an angle, and eagle, a gryphon?

I would be most honored if you would join me for dinner one evening soon,

Yours humbly,

Berty Mauphin

(555) 555-5555

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Castello di Amorosa

Some short number of years ago a very rich man decided he wanted an interesting property.  He'd already got one successful winery and wasn't really after another, but his love for Tuscan architecture led him to build this reproduction castle in Napa valley.  The castle was completed in 2007 and has become a very popular destination in the wine country.

The castle was built using as many traditional techniques as possible to add to the authenticity.

There is a small formal garden around the castle, but it really is slap bang in the middle of a field of grapes.