Augusta National - Hallowed ground for my husband Jim.
This year we attended the Masters Tournament as invited guests of a very lovely Southern family.
Below - Crow's Nest
Cameras are never allowed on the actual tournament days. Jim took these photos at the 2011 practice rounds. I have watched the Masters Tournament every year on the tele - but had never attended. Now I get what all the hoop-la is about. This is by far the most beautiful course I have ever been on. The greens are immaculate and the way the concession stands, gift shops and rest rooms are set up is second to none.
We stayed to the very end on Sunday evening and watched Bubba receive his green jacket.
Augusta is a really interesting place to explore and we have been enjoying our stay at the historic Partridge Inn, more on that in another post. For now I'm about to hit the road again for a couple of weeks and then Jim & I will meet up in Indianapolis for the Indy 500.
Sotto Il Monte ~ translated ~ means "Beneath the Mountain".
I named our vineyard Sotto Il Monte because it is literally beneath a mountain. Years ago, during a 100 year flood, the hillside where our vineyard now sits broke loose and slid down. Huge boulders and stones rest at the bottom of a swath just big enough for a vineyard. Mother Nature cleared the land of trees and brush. Most of the stones have been carted back up the hillside to form the terrace walls. At present it is a personal vineyard, just big enough to make vino for a private label.
Someday ~ when time allows ~ I'll expand and get more serious about it. For now ~ it is all pleasure!
Professional photographer and part time vintner. After spending 20 years raising children and working full time as a staff photographer at a newspaper in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I'm now spending most of my time traveling with my husband. Places I've lived: Boulder, Colorado, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Montecito, California, San Antonio, Texas and coastal South Carolina. When I'n not on the road, you will find me working in the vineyard and renovating our home.