|Marianna M. Duford
...an artist with wanderlust
ADOPTED by A SUPER SECRET SHOPPER
After spending 3 long days of standing on cement floors helping purvey outdoor all weather art to buyers for garden centers and stores in a giant convention hall in downtown Baltimore, I was rewarded, by the owner, with a trip into the wine country of W. Virginia. The 2 of us met up with friends and sampled the wares of several vineyards. Sunset Hills Winery, outside of Purceville, Virginia, was perched on a hilltop overlooking a beautiful valley with acres of vines, heavy with grapes, and ready for harvest. What a treat. We imbibed on the outdoor patio, enjoyed the view and the crisp fall air, and spent a lovely afternoon doing nothing but enjoying each other's company and stories! Walking back to the parking lot someone had topped an end post with a straw hat, a little corny, I know, but it was wonderful in it's simplicity and was a gentle reminder that it was the end of the workday, (not for us!) and time to put away our cares. Enjoy your day!