Good Things to Come


This shot was taken over our vineyard property a couple of days ago.  Is it a sign…a promise…of good things to come?

I hope so.

I have to admit, with the size and scope of our project it’s easy to lose your nerve as it is so financially encompassing.

But when I see a picture like this, I feel better about it.  Yes, rainbows are a dime a dozen in Oregon but they never cease to amaze me.

Thanks for sending it to me Jim.  What did we do before cell phone cameras?

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  1. nina 1

    I am working on a whole new website t the moment and it is just as daunting some days…I think it is the fear of the unknown!!! My project is not half as big as yours and I am freaked out!!! I wish you well on your project!!!

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  2. Beautiful, a rainbow over the construction site! So many grand projects start with the voiced apprehension I read from you occasionally, and so many were wonderfully successful because of the vision and planning of someone driven ..and you seem driven to build and grow a vineyard and winery Noble pig! And you also have the support of your family..and your faithful blog readers!

    From what I have read, you know what you are talking about, have consulted the best in the business, are well educated in what you are doing, and have boundless energy and passion for it!My husband and I eagerly await your first vintage….and we don’t live too far away, so we’re hoping to taste the fruit of your success within a decade or so!

    p.s. have you thought of publishing a cookbook? I’ll buy one!

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  3. Evelyn 3

    Rainbows, God’s covenant that he would never send another great flood like he did with Noah.
    He was so mad at man’s errors back then. Now he is being patient with us.

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  4. That’s lovely. If rainbows are really a dime a dozen in Oregon, I’m packing up and moving out. I see one every year or so, where I am.

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  5. What a nice surprise. Sometimes signs like this are all the motivation in the world you need to keep on truckin. It will all come together! :)

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  6. Donna 6

    Pretty pretty rainbow, a sign that things will all work out and be just fine. I am so excited for you and enjoy following your new journey!

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  7. Rainbows are wondrous things! I saw a lot when we visited Maui, but I never got tired of them. They are spectacular blessings.

    I was thinking of you this morning already, Cathy. In a wine column in our local paper, there’s an article about how terrific Oregon wines are. Carabella Vineyard owner/winemaker Mike Hallock is hosting a dinner and wine tasting at a great wine bar/shop near me. I am not familiar with them, but knew you would be.

    May more rainbows be on your horizon!
    Shirley

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  8. A rainbow stops me every time, I never think anything less than wonderful each time I see one.

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  9. A rainbow is always a great sign!
    xox

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  10. What a neat image!

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  11. Hey there – no this is what I call hope! – Love the rainbow, and yes I do think it is a sign…it reminds me that since I have been so busy as of late, that I should stop once and awhile and take a look up….see what the sky is telling me…. great pic – and yes, always great to have cell photo phones… huh?!

    long time no hear from me, just havent accessed this email account – I should really update my email….I will….when I have a chance…:P

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  12. annbb 12

    Yes, take that as a good, wonderful sign of good things to come for you all and your vineyard.

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  13. I’m so glad you’re moving forward. I think big projects like your vineyard must seem overwhelming from time to time. It’s going to be so worth it!

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  14. Kayola 14

    I love rainbows….they definitely are a sign of hope….absolutely gorgeous…you will probably enjoy so many of these…your view is breathtaking!

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  15. How pretty and yes, that is a sign of good things to come.

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  16. That’s a beautiful rainbow and definitely a sign of good things to come!!

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  17. I love this picture with a rainbow! How pretty!

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  18. I LOVE THAT!
    Rainbows are God’s way of letting us know everything is gonna be okay. You definitely got your promise!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!
    And thanks Jim for passing it along to Cathy to share with us!

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  19. Mary 19

    The rainbow is what you make of it. Take some really deep breaths and keep moving forward. The dream gets closer everyday.

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  20. Beautiful.

    I could use a rainbow today.

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  21. dawn 21

    Yeah, I would easily lose my nerve. I can’t even imagine what this takes financially and mentally to be able to prepare for it all. But it’s always good to step back, take stock and press forward…just as you often do.

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  22. Marjie 22

    If you lose your joy over seeing rainbows, it’s time to pack it in.

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  23. imom 23

    Simply beautiful!

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  24. LilSis 24

    Rainbows stop me in my tracks every time! We saw triple rainbows once in Maui that just took my breath away.

    The only other things that amaze me as much as a rainbow is a full moon and a new moon.

    I definitely believe it’s a sign of great things to come!

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  25. Trisha 25

    Rainbows are always signs of good things to come!

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  26. Flea 26

    Beautiful rainbow. We don’t see too many of them in Tulsa and I miss them. I think it’s a sign of good things to come. :)

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  27. Lovely. I am still amazed when I see one. This goes with the Rainbow Cupcakes I made for the bake sale today! Woo hoo!

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  28. Pam 28

    A good sign indeed.

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  29. Lisa 29

    One of my favorite things about this part of the world is chasing rainbows. I get surprisingly few great shots with my camera but they still make me smile every time I see one.

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  30. Alisa 30

    Yes, it is a sign. A very, very, very good one.

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  31. vanessa 31

    Beautiful rainbow! And a good omen indeed. Though, I don’t think too many of us need to see that to believe your winery is going to turn out wonderfully..

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  32. Bob 32

    I’m not one for signs and portents, but it is quite lovely. :)

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  33. krysta 33

    a very good omen… i hope you have many more of those rainbows!

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  34. Laura 34

    AWESOME! What a great photo.

    And yeah irrigating 88 acres would make me nervous too!

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  35. Paula 35

    So lovely! A rainbow blessing your dream-come-true vineyard! Here’s to more blessings! :-)

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  36. A good omen, indeed! Absolutely gorgeous snap! love it.

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  37. Barbie with a T 37

    I do foresee good things in your future. I hope I am around to see the final result of all this planning and planting. I love wine, and I hope to sample some of yours once you start producing. I am getting older by the day, so I hope it does not take too much longer! lol

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  38. Love the symbolism in your photo!! I know that good things are coming you way!!

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  39. I’m sure they’ll come!!! Wonderful shot!

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  40. Wow what a picture!

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  41. Bunny 41

    it’s a beautiful rainbow, and definetly a good good sign for your winery!

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  42. Dragon 42

    Defintely a good sign!

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  43. Now that’s the kind of thing you want to see. Of course you have a case of the jitters. All good things take courage. GOOD for you!

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  44. That’s no dime-a-dozen rainbow, ;and it didn’t pick your property for nothing….

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  45. Debbie 45

    It is a sign of very good things to come. You are going for your dream and your passion. It is the Universe smiling back at you.

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  46. Leslie 46

    Did you go hunting for the pot of gold?

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  47. tipper 47

    Pretty pic! It’s nice to see someone’s dreams come true.

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  48. Hilary 48

    Wonderful rainbow .. full of hope, colour, love and a need to get to the end .. you will .. it’s so interesting to share it with you.

    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

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  49. Beautiful! It is a sure sign that your dreams come true!

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