Sunday, May 8, 2011

An Ancestor in Common?

My genealogist husband has spent many hours tracking down the Twomey line, of Cork County, Ireland, on his mother's side of the family, so it was natural to stop by Twomey winery in Healdsburg, California. While Peter was inside tasting and buying some of their very attractive wineglasses, I slipped outside to photograph the magnificent view from the garden picnic area. If you enlarge the image, you can just glimpse the windmill designed to blow away damaging fog in the vineyard.

This framed photo is displayed on the wine tasting counter. A Twomey ancestor, also from Cork County.

The wineglasses arrived several days ago and I'll always associate them with the lovely view across the Russian River valley and the pretty garden at the winery.


  1. Lovely Cork mother, lovely countryside, lovely photographer.

  2. Barbara, thank you so much! I hope you had a very happy Mother's Day!!!

  3. Hello:
    Such wonderful scenery and we were greatly intrigued at the idea of a windmill to disperse the fog. We wonder if it works in practice?!!

    We do hope that you had a really enjoyable Mothers' Day.

  4. Be looking for you and mini dash on Blue Hill Mountain!!~~Rain

  5. Jane and Lance ~ Thank you! I don't think windmill is actually the correct word, I just couldn't think of a better one! One sees these devices everywhere in vineyards near the coast so I have to assume they do work. We were told the fog can really damage the ripening process.

    Rain ~ Will your goats be with you? :D


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