Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog
Today I drove my car for the first time since my surgery. I didn't want to, but we sold our Ventura building and the escrow people want a piece of paper we haven't needed since we bought the building in 1989. I suspsected that if we have it, it would be in a file in my bedroom that was moved from our Newbury Park house. The file is hard to access, and I knew my husband would never be able to find it, so I decided I had to look. I drove home with the intent of parking near the highway before my driveway begins and walking up the hill. The jiggety jog of that long dirt driveway that goes up hill was not something my neck was supposed to like. So I walked on the grass at the edge to keep from slipping on any loose sand on the driveway itself.
I carried out my plan and by the time I got to the house at the top of the hill I was a bit out of breath. My walks have all been on level ground. I didn't find the paper after looking for an hour, and I was tired. I fed the cats their treats and I walked back down to car. I pulled my camera out of the car and took a few photos of our land to show you. The first one was the pine tree near the gate, which is the introductory photo.
You can see how rough the driveway is. The vineyards at the top are across the fence you can't see and they belong to our neighbor who owns the Croad Vineyards and tasting room. They are higher up his hill out of sight, so you can't see them in the photo above.
This next photo was taken of our oak tree. If you are going up the driveway, it's to the right, close to the hill in the distance. Its leaves are turning winter tan so the tree is hard to see. It sort of blends into its surroundings.
This last photo is also to the right of the driveway as you go up. Our property ends where the oak forest begins at the top of the hill.
Most photos I'e posted here before have been taken at our Paso Robles house where I'm recovering. But that's not where we really live most of the time. We really live on the property you see in these photos above.
On the way home, farther east on the highway, I stopped at a winery that used to be an herb farm. I took some photos there, too, but they didn't fit with this post.
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