A New Friend – Arkenstone Vineyards & Winery
In between the hussle of weddings and the giggles of children, I occasionally take some commerical work. Living in this valley challenges commerical work to be anything but boring, lifeless studio work. Most recently I’ve been working with Arkenstone Vineyards & Winery, documenting their cave & winery construction as well as the surrounding vineyards & natural land. During our first visit to the property, the owner told me stories of a local coyote that visits occasionally in the evenings. So, last night, after multiple visits, he finally make his presence known and we had a nice little visit. He watched as I crawled through the vines, hiked throughout the property and never took his eyes off of me.
The project they are working on has done a fabulous job protecting the natural world around the vineyards. I commend them as well for building the majority of the construction underground so as to not disturb the above natural beauty. More pictures to come soon….meanwhile, our little friend.