Tuesday, April 5, 2011

At The Top of the Stairs

There are a lot of wineries near where I live probably because we have similar weather as France with beautiful rolling hills with lots of southern exposure.  Some, as I have told you before are a bit like the Hatfield's and the McCoys, bitter rivals and enemies, rich retired people with more money than sense.
These can be vast spreads of land and it all reminds me of Ben Cartwright and the Ponderosa except there is not a cow to be found.  It is all grapes.
     One of the first Wineries in this region is, appropriately called "King Estates" and it is by far the biggest.,
 A metal sculpture at the top of the stairs.
too big I think to become involved in the tantrums of the smaller growers.  These are nice people.

 A closer detail.
Within view of the main winery, which is huge, and situated on a little knoll is a guest cottage which is being renovated to become a "Bed and Breakfast" offering a panoramic view to the thousands of acres of wine grapes.  Assuming these guests might drink a little too much of what is being offered, at the top of the stairs I built a little metal sculpture as a safety feature.
I think I am at all of the wineries now, a little of me scattered all over this little valley.
It is flattering when people say to me that they have seen my work, even if they can't remember exactly where.  Some wineries have my big entry gates, other's have my "original Stone Posts", some have a wall hanging or two or little "desk art" and now, at the top of the stairs, I am at King Estates!

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Maundering mutterer said...

I'm not surprised your work is everywhere to be seen in your area. The 'Safety Sculpture' is both useful and beautiful!

Barbra Joan said...

Jerry, your at the top and just where you should be...because of your work, your heart and your outlook on life.. thank you for being you.. BJ

Kay said...

this is so lovely..such a group of peaceful photos.. who would guess there was a neighborhood war going on!!! Which reminds me..have you been able to put up your gate posts yet that were mowed down by the feuding neighbor?

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Dan Kent said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Mail me the first weld - but you pay the postage. :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely gorgeous feature of this soon to be B&B, Jerry. Your work is amazing and flawless.

SooZeQue said...

You deserve to be there! Those welds are smooth like butter. Very organic and lovely design.