Photos by Sarah, Thursday Doors

Lake George Wine Region

At Easter, we completed a self-guided tour of some of the Lake George wine region near Canberra. I came across some interesting doors at some of the cellar doors we visited…

I would highly recommend Mt Majura Wines, Collector Wines, Lerida Estate and Contentious Character. Amazing service, delicious wine and divine ambience. If you’re in the area, they are well worth checking out!

Avoid one particular winery in the area, at all costs! I won’t name it because that’s not very nice, however, we were treated with unbelievable rudeness and made to feel most unwelcome. If it wasn’t so bad, it would be funny! I wish we’d checked their TripAdvisor reviews first – 15/29 were rated as “Terrible” and we were certainly on the receiving end of finding out why!

Luckily we finished on a high with the lovely Tony at Contentious Character more than making up for it and saving the day for us!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 12, 2018

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Awakening Tastebuds

A delicious Pinot Noir from Passing Clouds Winery near Daylesford, Victoria…

A couple of tasting paddles from Two Thumb Brewing Co in Christchurch, New Zealand…

Nothing like a good wine or craft beer to awaken the tastebuds!

Prompt; Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening

Haibun, Poetry by Sarah


Image credit Ooberxandxdavie6

The warm honey glow of the late afternoon sun, was a contrast to the prickling cool of the mountain air on her skin. She climbed to her vantage point, high above the valleys. The ‘T-tree’ had been formed one night when Zeus’ lightning bolt had cleaved it in two – destroying the wine-red leaves of Autumn. The remaining limbs had sagged and sighed their defeat, for it was Winter now and the cornucopia were full for the cold months ahead. It was from here she loved to watch over the world below. The mountain goats were drawn here also and she liked to imagine it was because they were summoned by her power; taking their place beside her in the stars.

nourishing earth’s child
Amaltheia; Capricorn;
goat goddess endures.

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: In Greek mythology, Amaltheia is the she-goat Goddess who nourished Zeus as an infant. In later years, Zeus broke off one of Her horns, which then became the cornucopia, providing sustenance for all earth’s creatures. Amaltheia’s themes are success, humor, reason, devotion and providence. Her symbols are goat, cornucopia and stars.  For Her diligence and service, Amaltheia was transformed into the constellation Capricorn, where She remains.

Source: Journeying to the Goddess

Image credit Journeying to the Goddess

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #176; and also, Daily Post Daily Prompt, abovecreatureprickle; and Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #46 – honey and wine