Friday, October 7, 2011

"There and Back Again... Part 4" ~ Napa Valley

Napa is one of the most beautiful areas I have visited.
And I found the perfect house... er, uhhh.... castle to live.
What do you think?
~  Castello di Amorosa  ~
"Castle of Love"
Your home IS your castle, right?
My dear husband rolls his eyes and says...
"Just a small place in the country, Hyacinth,
I'm just a retired civil servant."
(That's a quote from one of our most favorite, 
hilariously funny BBC comedies "Keeping Up Appearances.")

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(click all pics to enlarge)

Moat complete with water lilies...
...and grasses.  Notice the dragonfly?

...and of course, a peacock!

Olive trees had been planted along the vineyard.

... some green and ripe olives below blog title and date in photo.

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Until next time,


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous, Karen! And I love Mrs. "Buc-KET," too!



Linnea said...

I've caught up on your shots from your travels through California. That fog is usually present in the summertime in SF, but Napa Valley is usually blessed with hot sunshine, as evident by your photos. Looks like you had a great time touring and eating!

Quilt Rat said...

How do I get an invite to one of your candle light suppers?....or perhaps a riverside picnic with riparian entertainment LOL

Stacy Curran said...

These are absolutely beautiful images!!!!

Kelli said...

Gorgeous pictures! My inlaws live up in Santa Rosa, and we love to go and visit. Beautiful part of the state! That is some castle!