Galleria, Museum Monday

Sally Rosenbaum

Women reading is a favorite subject of mine. When I found the work of Sally, I just loved it. She utilizes a generous pallet an impressionistic quality, mixed with mystery.  The mystery of who she is, is obstructed by her hat, and her glance is down cast away from the viewer. She has no interest in us, she is only interested in her book. Another mystery is all about her book, the reality is…she could be reading anything. It is only limited by the imagination of the viewer.


Reading a book while having a cup of coffee in Napa, California. Fresh sunflowers dress the table, the juxtaposition of the blues and yellow evokes memories of France. 


Here is the same lady without the table, and the sunflowers. Seems as though she has made significant progress on reading her book. Sally Rosenbaum lives in Napa, California. If you enjoy her art, click on her name. 

Saturday Special

Farm Views

Gucci cuddles up with her favorite blanket.                                  Gucci

Vermicomposting, worms eat apple cores, shredded paper, coffee, banana peels, and green waste.IMG_5001  Heating up the compost.IMG_5003

Just as the dew has set in the morning on a feather.


Our donkeys, Ellie and Hannah.IMG_7313

Misty, is one of our female goats.IMG_7315

Fresh oranges and lemons from our trees.IMG_5005

Pine needle tea from our Stone Pine Tree. IMG_5013

The bees are still happy in the field. IMG_5090

The ducks are a little in shock. They just lost three buddies in one day to the coyotes. Although, it is beautiful on the farm, sometimes some sights are not so beautiful. I did have a photo of the duck head. The coyotes left the head behind the pond. I found it later, and took a photo of it. The circle of life is truly lived out here…you see life and death. Death is sad, but it happens on the farm more often. IMG_5097


Estate Farm

We are at 40 chickens, and six ducks. We have olive, apple, pears, plums, peaches, and more that we are growing. We will be a farm that people can visit, and take rides on our trains. We will also have a museum that people can visit. Paths are going in and around the ranch so our visitors can walk around to destinations. The chickens are growing like crazy. Their little coops are all ready for them to be happy and start laying eggs.

I have our order in for our bees, and I have one bee box in the garage. Got my bee veil, and gloves. I am super excited about everything that is growing. I want to make sure we have lots of flowers throughout the year for the bees. I will get to meet them late March or April.  Terreni D’ Oro Estate Farm is here…

Ducks and chicks
Ducks and chicks