Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bare vines

Except for a few strays here and there, the vines have lost all their leaves. The vineyard is now a sea of brown. I've noticed that pruning is under way in certain parcels. The vines are pruned by hand, one by one, a long job that will likely last into March.

Bare vines on a foggy morning.

Ken and I went to the market on Saturday to order our Christmas bird. This year it's a turkey and we'll pick it up next Saturday. It will weigh between three and four kilos (six and a half to eight pounds). That's plenty big for two with generous leftovers.

8 comments:

  1. It looks nice but I prefer them in the summer definitely

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  2. so bare and lonely-looking. spouse and I will probably have indian food on xmess day...or japanese.

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  3. Your photo is other-worldly. Mesmerizing... from the comparative warmth of Southern Spain.

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  4. Walt,
    Your Christmas bird is alive and well as I write this comment? Oh my.
    Ron

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  5. I've never gone so far as to cook a turkey here. A big chicken lasts the four of us for at least 2 meals, maybe three!

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  6. Nice photo Walt. We're going seafood here. Some bbqed some cold. With a foie gras starter! The folks at CDG didn't get it this year! Sue

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  7. sleep well vines, and dream of grapes and spring flowers not too far off.

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