Last night we enjoyed a 2005 Albion North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon; this has been on of our Cab Picks for a while. It’s smooth, balanced, and extremely drinkable-paired only with the glass.
The weather in the Pacific Northwest this Spring and especially here on the Kitsap Peninsula has been ‘damp’ to say the least. There is a term used in gardening “wet feet” -some plants like to have wet feet (damp roots) as you might expect those plants thrive here on the Peninsula as we get a lot of rain.
Typically, this time of year we start to pull out of the rain, clouds, and see bursts of sunshine, blue sky, and bloom!! This spring has been damp- it needs repeating because it has been damp, and we are all ready for sunshine.
The warmth from the sunshine brings on Sring Romance and that image of Spring Romance had us thinking about Dionysus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus who then became known as Bacchus: the ancient Greek god of wine and grapes. Especially the scene in Disney’s Fantasia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGXbYMX5mg&feature=related
We would like to climb into that scene of a Wine Party- crushing the grapes, dancing, and flirting about; celebrating the harvest, the bloom, the fruit, and the sunshine of the season. Alas, it rains, and it rains, and it rains- until it stops, then we can all come out and play again.
As a plant, we don’t like wet feet – we bloom in sunshine. The days are getting longer and summer is coming, there will be more blooming, more wine, and more time for romance, relaxation, and rest at Siloam Retreat.