Monday, May 3, 2010
Usual Suspects From Three Townships Gather
Sunday was a beautiful day for a drive down to Empire, taking in the sights of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Late afternoon was a beautiful time to meet friends at Circa Estate Winery for a show of paintings by Gina Erb, Helen Sica, Kathie Snedeker and Trudy Underhill. It was a great crowd, with Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay people all coming together.
Vintner Margaret Bell and grower David Bell were kept busy pouring and selling wine.
I love the big mirror behind the bar, a way to see people’s faces rather than only their backs.
People looked at paintings, too. I did myself, more than you would think from these photographs. Why not more pictures, pictures of paintings? Well, a man I know, currently taking a photography class in Traverse City, saw my camera and wanted to tell me how to take pictures, which rather put me off the project. Can anyone tell me—sorry, guys!—what is it with men? Why does a man so often (not always but oh, so often) see a woman and immediately assume she’s been waiting for a lesson from him in whatever it is she’s doing? Enough said?
Back to the grape theme, here's a tendril from the wild variety growing in the backyard of my Kalamazoo friends Laurie and Godfrey. This photograph was taken on Earth Day 2010.