Autumn is the most beautiful season in Templeton and Paso Robles vineyards. The vines are dressed in their brightest colors as harvest season approaches. As you drive through wine country during harvest season in the evening, you can smell the crushed grapes in the air. The wineries and vineyards are my neighbors, so I am in the vineyards during all seasons to photograph them.
I discovered this unique scene while walking through a rural neighborhood of country estates. I suspect this is a private wineyard, but I was intriqued by the combination of colors between the vines and the trees.
One of my favorite autumn scenes is of Heart Hill at Niner Estates in Paso Robles. Heart Hill is a grove of oak trees in the shape of a heart. It’s been on Highway 46 West near Oakdale Road since I moved here 19 years ago. Several years ago Niner Estates acquired it and planted vineyards around it. During autumn the vines change color, becoming red and yellow, setting off the deep green of the oak trees in the heart. Here’s the poster I made of this:
These designs and many others are available on many products besides posters. From coasters and necklaces to plaques and teapots, you will find vineyard and grape designs to suit anyone who loves wine or the vineyards. You can find them at California Wine Country Memories and Gifts.
Hiawatha, I’m Home Custom Necklace by laughstuff 18″ sterling silver-plated chain (2″ extender) with lobster claw clasp. Necklace is finished with a UV resistant and waterproof coating to protect the design for years to come.
The necklace is sent in a black felt bag, perfect for a gift.
Image shows Mayflower landing at Plymouth rock with a Pilgrim in crow’s nest yelling “Hiawatha, I’m home.” to his new Native American or American Indian friends. Funny design to make you laugh and show your sense of humor (humour?).
Hiawatha, I'm Home Case For The iPad by laughstuff.com Ultra-tailored Speck Products® brand iPad. Combines luxury with uncompromised protection, this sleek hard plastic case is covered with an easy-to-grip fabric that is richly printed with your favorite design. The first of its kind to be offered anywhere, this lightweight and durable custom case allows optimal access to all sensors, ports, and controls on your iPad, while offering superior comfort in-hand. Just like the necklace above, design features the Mayflower landing at Plymouth rock. Pilgrim in crow’s nest says “Hiawatha, I’m home.” to his new Native American or American Indian friends.
Today I would like to introduce you to one of my stores called Waving Flames. It’s a store filled with beautiful kaleidoscopes and abstract designs. The name of the store comes from the technique I use, almost flame like (digital) brushes in a waving pattern. Some photoshop magic transfers them into a kaleidoscope.
But enough with the talk, let me show you what it’s about!
I called this kaleidoscope ‘Flaming Sun’ for obvious reasons 🙂 this picture shows the front of a business card, the back can be personalized with your name and address details (wouldn’t be very useful other wise!). I love this kaleidoscope as it has so many details and seems to give off a feeling of strength.
The kaleidoscopes are available on many products (just not on apparel for now). There is only one downside (or is it an upside?) you have to LOVE color. As most of my kaleidoscope burst with color!
What is really great about buying from a POD company is the customization at a reasonable price.
Don’t buy those invitations that are pre-printed, buy some that you print up with your own party information.
Most invitations have custom text fields where you can put your name, address and party info. Your friends will really be impressed with these fun Halloween invitations. There are tons to choose from too!
Please take a look at these samples below. If you click on them, they will take you to Zazzle and you can browse other invitations and products too.