One of the benefits of living so close to the wine country is having more frequent visits from dear friends. Saturday began at breakfast with Lisa and Victor. We ate at the Silverado in Napa. When Victor left for golf, Lisa and her friend Claudia watched while I painted this autumn vineyard scene. The weather was perfect and they had some inquisitive questions during those two hours together. Then, we enjoyed shopping in St. Helena which has several boutique and specialty stores. Having worked up an appetite, we ate an amazing meal at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. I'm already planning a return trip for their Oysters Bingo with cheese, garlic and spinach.