Wine Barrel & Bottle Desktop Wallpaper and Weather Report

This rainy Friday morning has me looking around inside for a few new perspectives. I had fun creating the photograph above, and after looking at it on my screen, thought it would make a nice desktop wallpaper. So I sized it up to share with you all!

Download your 1440X960 wallpaper by clicking here.

Everyone is probably familiar with the phrase ‘April showers bring May flowers’?  I’ve heard that spoken many times this month as we’ve had plenty of April showers lately. I originally hail (we’ve had some hail too!) from Michigan, and that phrase perfectly describes the general landscape up north. However, here in Missouri the flowers come several weeks earlier. So I’d like to lobby for a slight change – ‘April showers AND May flowers’!

In any case, here are the bleeding hearts in front of the winery; perfectly content to weather the rain this morning:

Come on by and weather the rain with us this weekend. We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday from 11-6.  On Sunday at 1pm there is a Farkle Tournament you can join in on too. We’d love to see you! Cheers!

New Farkle Tournament And Spring Flower Photos

Several local folks are getting together this Sunday, April 28 at 1pm to play Farkle.  They invite you to join in on the fun.  Bring food to share if you can, but if you can’t bring food, come anyways!  Farkle is a dice game, and we have everything you need to play.  It’s easy to learn, and a fun way to meet new people, so come on out!

And the weather was pretty nice this past weekend, so I grabbed my camera and took a few spring flower photos.  This batch is not daffodil-free, but you will see a new variety. Here are my favorite results:

Sweet William blooming near the river.

There’s a different daffodil variety down at the river too!

My neighbor Sandy gave us this bellwort plant a couple years ago, and it began blooming this past weekend. Thanks Dad for the magnifying lens that made this shot possible!

I can always count on Pepe to make floral photography extra-challenging. And I can’t resist, I feel the need for a photo caption contest for that one. Comment with your caption and I’ll choose a favorite on Friday!

Hope you enjoyed this peek at our spring blooms. The dogwoods are about to pop open, but we’ll see if they make it through the next couple of cold evenings. Cheers!