On location in the California countryside #2

In my last post (here) I shared some photos I took of my youngest daughter during a trip we took as a short break while I had some work to do. I said I would follow up with some more photos from that trip.

The trip came about because I had some activity at work that required all of my attention and so my wife was going to have to take time off to look after our daughter while I worked.

We decided to better give her a break, I could work from anywhere and we rented an AirBnB about two hours from where we live. The location was a small farm type of place with a small private vineyard; all very rustic and plenty of opportunity for photography (even if my time was limited).

I like this kind of environment where things have been put to one side for whatever reason and remained there; slowly becoming less of what they once were. Or things are positioned and used for a time and then not used anymore but there’s been no reason to take them down and so there they stay.

The vineyard itself is a relatively new thing on this property but even then as is typical with farmers and the like; recycle and re-use is the name of the game so aisles are labeled with totally appropriate rustic signs made from old wood that was probably lying around just waiting.

It was a welcome break even if I was working for most of it and the location gave us some respite from the stresses and strains that current times are putting us in.

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  1. It’s important to take time and slow down. My fiancé and I recently took a week off and spent it hiking in Moab Utah. We had a very small cabin. It was barely big enough to fit the two beds and a coffee table, but more than enough us. We would be spending most of our day on the trails anyway.
    I hope you and your daughter enjoyed this little adventure and I really enjoy your photos too.


    • Indeed, you are correct. I’ve never been to Utah but it’s on my list of places to go. We all enjoyed the trip for sure even with me working, it was nice to have a change of scenery. I’m glad you like my pictures, thank you for commenting.

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