Across the road from where I live is Ledson Winery, one of several wineries who are my neighbors.
Believe it or not, this 16,000 square foot, 4-story Normandy style castle started out to be the wine maker's home, but as it developed he felt it would be better suited as the family's winery.
I live over there on the other side of
the tracks those pines somewhere.
Notice the driveway. Mine is a cracked concrete slab. We just had the cracks fixed.
My neighbor has these lights lining his driveway.
I have some solar lights made in China I picked up off of eBay.
This is his fountain in the front.
I don't have a fountain but one time the water pipe broke at the front door.
Here, step inside my neighbor's front door.
Not content with a simple gingerbread house for a Christmas addition...
What the Grinch stole I think is some type of wine?
Anyway, it made my stomach turn a bit to be near this confectionery creation.
Here is a good reason I do not care for wine. Come on, give me a break.
"Oh daddy, I found the perfect place to have my wedding."
Okay, enough silliness. My neighbors, all of them, do have nice gardens and allow me to tromp around in them anytime I please. Springtime is the best naturally. Here is an ornamental type of cabbage or lettuce that had this pendant-sized drop of water nestled within it's leaves. It was there the day before when my wife was there taking photos and the next day it remained, unchanged.
The woodpeckers make good use of the powerline poles along the property perimeter.
The caretaker of the gardens pointed out the last of the Chinese Lantern blossoms.
All these photos are Straight Out Of the Camera for Jan's