Monday, October 31, 2011

Autumn Winery

I've returned from a very difficult trip to my aged parents in Massachusetts. I'd rather not talk about personal stuff on this Blog, but I will say that I think my parents need more help in their household than they have. My father refuses all help because it costs money and invades his privacy....and costs money, even though they can afford it. There are mental issues. More than that I will not say in public here.

One of the few bright moments on the week-long trip was my gift for Mother's 90th birthday: a wine tasting at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, Mass. I sat on the wine porch and did this iPad drawing of their grounds with their Chinesey gazebo. I bought a bottle of their delicious "Dry Pear" wine, made from pears. In Massachusetts, only a few varieties of wine grapes will grow, but Nashoba Valley is full of orchards, and wineries make excellent vintages from fruit.

I did a number of iPad drawings on my visit, and I'll feature some of them here. I got caught in the October snowstorm on my way back, taking refuge in a nice Marriott hotel. I just didn't have the desire to make an iPad drawing of all that snow.

Nashoba Winery sketch is done in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, about 10" x 7".

1 comment:

Gina said...

All these winery pics make me want to go on one of your tasting runs. Glad to hear that you got home safely.