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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RockSide Vineyards in Lancaster,Ohio

A vineyard near Lancaster,Ohio in the rolling hills of Fairfield County Ohio

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Bacchus and Ariadne.. Bacchus in Roman mythology  was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. Now in Lancaster,Ohio we have:

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ROCKSIDE VINEYARDS located::: 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE - Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
Medieval German saying

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RockSide Vineyards is Ron and Lynn Rutter’s family-owned vineyard and winery. I’ve been watching them “grow” since 2007 and I must say a very pleasant sight/site as you drive by on Rt. 37.

DSC_0005 They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
Ernest Dowson (1867–1900)
Vita Summa Brevi

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Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
Louis Pasteur

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On a personal note; thinking myself a “chemist” I ventured into “winemaking.” Over several years I made a lot of wine for personal use. Some of the wine was good and some was bad but none of it was wasted…LOL.. One summer I made a few gallons of wine using red raspberries and it was excellent. Over the years I developed a severe allergy to wine/alcohol so I no longer can enjoy a good glass of wine, but I can enjoy the beauty of a vineyard and appreciate the love/work involved in making a good wine.

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Con pan y vino se anda el camino [With bread and wine you can walk your road].
Anonymous: Spanish Proverb

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Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.
W.E.P. French

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If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
Cardinal Richeleu

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gardenguy Thanks for stopping by and if you get a chance make sure to visit RockSide Vineyard near Lancaster,Ohio in the rolling hills of Fairfield County Ohio.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Photo Tour of The Ohio River Museum in Marietta,Ohio

A short drive  from Lancaster,Ohio to Marietta,Ohio where you  can step back in time to the days of the sternwheeler and steam

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In Marietta,Ohio you will find the Ohio River Museum where you can tour the museum and the W.P. Snyder,Jr. Towboat. (plan on spending a couple hours anyway)

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The Ohio River Museum is located at 601 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, one block from Ohio State Route 7, and minutes from I-77. I think I’ll have Linda pay the  entrance fee.

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The museum is located on the banks of the Muskingum River  a tributary of the Ohio River.

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There are two basic ways to mount paddle wheels on a ship; either a single wheel on the rear, known as a stern-wheeler, or a paddle wheel on each side, known as a side-wheeler.

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An old river boat pilot was sitting on a bench near the wharf in Marietta,Ohio when a young man walked up and sat down. The young man had spiked hair and each spike was a different color.... green, red, orange, blue, and yellow.After a while the young man noticed that the captain was staring at him."What's the matter old timer, never done anything wild in your life? The old captain replied, "Got drunk once and married a parrot. I was just wondering if you were my son!" (this joke won’t be found at the museum)

Earliest transportation on the river was by canoe or dugout

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A sampling of the many paintings::

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How can riverboat pilots use amphibians? As froghorns. Next a sampling of the many/many riverboat models.

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DISASTER ON THE RIVER

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Time to walk the plank halls.

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Q: Do you know what you call a Snail on a Ship?
A: A SNAILER! (sorry)

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Times haven’t changed much.. Mother nature is in charge. FLOODING

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For me; the above history sounds a lot like current events..

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I will end this post with one final collage. All I can say is the Ohio River Museum is a must see.

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A tour of:

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will be left for another post…..

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YOU MIGHT ENJOY:: Cape Cod Maritime Museum & Festival

Friday, May 18, 2012

Early Morning Drive On The Back Roads Of Ohio.

Just outside of Lancaster,Ohio and near the Hocking Hills some great scenery.

Friday 5/18/2012 I had the chance to play a little golf at Upper Lansdowne golf course near Ashville,Ohio. On the way there I thought I would take a few photos to share for Scenic Sunday and SkyWatch Friday.

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Good Morning Sunshine.

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Q:Why did the Cowboy sleep with his saddle on? A:In case he caught any nightMares.

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Q: What disease do horses fear most?
A: Hay Fever!

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Q: Why can't horses dance?
A: Because they have 2 left feet.

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Q: What is the best type of story to tell a runaway horse?
A: A tale of WHOA

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Q: What breeds of horses can jump higher than a house?
A: All breeds. Houses don't jump

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BUCOLIC:

1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic.

2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.

1. A pastoral poem.

2. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.

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Just outside of Lancaster,Ohio and near the Hocking Hills some great scenery.

Thanks for stopping by and yes it was a great morning for golf.  I’m a little behind in  commenting been working pretty hard getting the garden planted etc. (see previous posts) Will try to get caught up. Have a great day.