Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Life Is So Strange...Destination Unknown

Ok.  All you teens of the 80's - you know that song.  Here I am, one month ago, left a career I built for over 24 years!  Some would call me crazy....or stupid...or brave...Really, I am sitting here wondering which of the above apply?  Since leaving my job, I have been so busy getting the inn completely finished (which by the way...there is still a punch list!) that I have not really thought about what I just did.  They say to leave at the height of your career, right?  Hard one.  Yes, I was really good at my job.  I think I'll be really good at this job too.  Does leaving at the height just apply to sports?  I sit and wonder as I look at this beautiful inn around me.  I am excited for what is to come and hopeful that dreams do come true!  Life is strange and beautiful and crazy.  But, that is what gives us all energy each day - the unknown!  By the way, the song is by Missing Persons... hmm.  I don't feel missing...I feel at home!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 16 Open House

Le Puy held an open house on March 16th.  We had about 100 people attend from wineries, restaurants, local businesses.  Thank you for making our open house such a success!  Here is a lovely photo just before the open house courtesy of Wendy Dreaney.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nature's Announcement

I went to bed last night to the song of the frogs.  They have started to sing now every evening in full force. It reminds us all that the seasons are rapidly changing.  This morning a little robin was chirping in our oak tree.  I could hear him as I lay there watching the light brighten the room at 6 am.  As I got my cup of coffee, I saw a large flock of geese flying northward over the valley, chattering loudly amongst themselves.  These sights and sounds always bring hope that longer days are near.  It is almost warm enough to sit with my coffee on the porch and listen to Le Puy's fountain, birds singing and smell the scent of newly forming buds and leaves.  Mornings are always so peaceful.  The light from the east is soft and its as if nature in its subtle ways is making its announcement - Spring is Coming!

The ice melting off Le Puy's water table, February 26