Today's post is dedicated to Sherri Schaefer Bagby. She is known to most of us as a frequent contributor to this Aminus3 Blog experience. Sherri is also active over at VFXY - where her portfolio is - as of yesterday - number 4! This in a field of around 5000 photographers. Her daily narratives and literary attributions along with her daily imagery posts - are always a rich and rewarding experience.
I thought of her as I captured this image. Something about the small store in the small rural town. The three light fixtures located above the three street windows. Another set of three windows above.
My hope is that she'll forgive my hopeless attempt to emulate her style. This done in the spirit of -
" ...imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. "
'Berryessa Gap' is a winery at the northern end of the Solano Valley - about 110 km (65 miles) northeast of San Francisco. This little retail shop which serves as their tasting room - is in the nearby little town of Winters.
I've not spoken with anyone about this store. My guess is the owners looked at the question - "What do we do with a quality winery that is located far from any well-traveled road?" This seems to be their answer. This 'tasting room' is open only on Fridays and Saturdays for a few hours each day - 'or by appointment'.
" . . . Take another glass of wine, and excuse my mentioning that society as a body does not expect one to be so strictly conscientious in emptying one's glass, as to turn it bottom upwards with the rim on one's nose."
- Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations'
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