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Another Brix in the Fall…

It’s Grape harvesting season again and I’ve started to measure the BRIX of our crop on a daily basis now.  The day you pick determines the quality of wine.  The usual timetable for our vineyard is sometime between now and November.  Typically its been mid September but many of the vinyards in Napa Valley are already…

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The first in the Neighborhood…

You know your getting old when the kids in the neighborhood start sending you wedding invitations.   This year,  several neighborhood “kids” tie the knot and set out on there own neighborhood experiences with there own families.  Congratulations to Elizabeth and Chris Dang.  Thank for inviting us to a great event.

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Celebrating our 31st on the 31st

This July 31th marks our 31st wedding anniversary and we decided to celebrate it by attending some local concerts at the Paul Mason Winery and San Jose Broadway. Last Month we saw Steely Dan in Concert, the Jersey Boys at the San Jose Theater, the Tubes on the 4th of July , Last week Foreigner…

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The Trevally Movie is done….

A fly fishing film maker couldn’t ask for better talent than my twin nephews Mathew and Michael. The footage for this film was primarily shot with GoPro Hero 3s, and the Panasonic GH4. Some of the footage was taken on Waynes Xacti. It was tough to shoot the actually hookups . Trevally are so unpredictable.…

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Happy 4th of July

”The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought…

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Christmas Island 2014

—=== Due to the large amount of Media Collected on this trip, this post remains a work in progress and will me modified for about a month as I get the stills and videos edited ==– The Photography Click to see the Flikr Photosets     This last week marked my fifth trip to Christmas…

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The Lumix GH4 – A 4K for us Flyfishermen

There are lots of adjectives floating around the internet to describe the spectacular Panasonic Lumix GH4 but Ill bet mine unique. The Camera is fishable. It seems if I were to make a wishlist for a perfect video still camera that takes spectacular stills and video, is water resistant, small enough to fit comfortably in…

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Summer Maintenance

The grape canopy is getting a bit wild. Time to give them a trim. I removed some of the suckers and leaves to help the grapes ripen well, i culled and pruned some of the grape bunches. Removing some of the bottoms of the clusters makes the grapes bigger which is desirable especially for the…