A small grape bunch covered with morning dew. One good frost and they'll whither away.
Pruning has started in the vineyards around us. Little by little, the naked vine canes will be cut away, leaving only one to sprout anew next spring. It's a job that must be done by hand, with a skill to recognize which cane should be saved, and where to cut the others. When the pruning is complete, the same hands will pass through the vines again, bending the surviving canes onto their guide wires and attaching them, preparing them for another year's growth.