Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

Where ever you are may it be filled with laughter and delight.  
Kiss the old good-bye and the new year good night!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wine:Clos Du Bois

I am not an expert on choosing wine.  I do, however, have an opinion about Clos Du Bois Wine.  Clos Du Bois has some of the best wines to offer in the USA. They have a great bouquet and other qualities that make them superb wines to drink and cook with.  The funny thing is I like the Clos Du Bois Merlot 2006 (blue label) better then the Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Alexandra Valley Merlot 2006 (golden leaf premium label).

The less expensive label is better then the premium label in my opinion. The blue label is fruity and explodes in your mouth with flavor of blueberries and currents.  The premium label is more spicy and oaky in taste.  For those who do not like Merlot wine I suggest you try the Clos Du Bois Merlot 2006 (blue label).  A good Merlot may change your mind about this fabulous red wine.  The good thing is a glass a day is also good for your heart.  There is an enzyme in this grape when crushed that is good for the heart and vessels.  It goes well with meat and pasta dishes.  It adds another layer of flavor to food that enriches a dish.

This wine has a lovely bouquet that explodes in your mouth with blueberries and currents.

This wine is wonderful and has a more spicy and oaky taste.

Enjoy a good glass of wine with friends!  Salute!

A New Year Approaches

I was pondering the other day about the new year approaching.  Different people and organizations start a 'new year' at some point during the year.  Some companies start their 'fiscal new year' in July.  A good many health care providers start their 'new year benefits programs' in April.  Go figure.

But some of the most wonderful new year celebrations I know of are couples who after struggling decide to recommit on their Wedding Anniversary.  People celebrating sobriety and freedom from addictions on the date they were freed from their addiction.

A lot of people will celebrate this coming new year in many ways.  I hope for all it is truly a year for peace.  We all could use a year without strife, conflict, and war.  It has been so long since we had peace, I wonder what we would do with ourselves.

There are a lot of people and places that need our expertise to aid them in getting back on their feet.  We need to work. Many countries including our own are still reeling from natural disasters as well as man made.  Many whose basic needs are still not being met.

As the new year approaches; I wonder if one dares to dream again? 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Northern Lights:Nature's Christmas Lights in the Sky

What sights to behold!
Thanks to the photographers for sharing their photographs of one of nature's phenomenons.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Chihuly Glass Tree at Phipps 2006


This fine glass tree would make a unique Christmas tree...
See the link below to check out his other works.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 
 Isaiah 9:6