CRUISING THE BARGE FOOD & WINE

Purples and Yellows and Greens! Oh My!

………and a few other colors too! This blog is so long overdue it’s ridiculous! I’m not going to make any excuses — just admit that it should have been done a while ago…..
Anyway we are enjoying our season although the weather has been challenging, to say the least. One of the wettest springs on record and heading for the same kind of record for summer. This can present challenges for us. Painting and prepping the outside of the boat is very tough when the weather is bad, as is keeping it looking good, but we were so fortunate to have some fantastic pre-season help that actually we did manage to get it all done in time. Thanks to the wonderful Becky and Scott!
But back to the colors……the countryside here is so gorgeous – – even when the weather is not at its best. In fact I think that the weather has heightened the colors this year. We certainly went from being in drought conditions last year to the opposite this year but the vegetation everywhere has benefited. I’ve been camera happy this season and have taken so many photos to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Some of the plants that are in the photos are cultivated but most are wild, growing along the sides of the canals or roads. Have you ever really stopped to look at weeds and see how pretty they are? The best way for you to see this and understand what I’m talking about is to view the photos…..I’ve put together some slide shows for you. I hope you enjoy them.
Here are the purples:

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Here are the yellows:

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Here are the greens:

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And — Oh My!

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So there you have it……. I hope you enjoyed seeing the countryside here through my eyes — all photos were taken with my iPhone!! They are not the best but they are pretty good for not having been taken with a “real” camera!

Until next time…..

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