Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Vineyard In January

In January, the vineyard out behind our house is quiet. While on a walk you can hear birds, a distant train, barking dogs. There is often a couple that works for the grower working their way through the vineyard. When they're out there you can hear their battery-operated shears as they clip vines.

Another vineyard worker has a dog named Max, a yellow lab I think, that likes to bark when I walk by. Max liked to check out Collette, of course (I think Max is a female dog).

The photo above is a walnut tree out among the vines. I have gathered walnuts from the tree a time or two, and they're good to eat. This past fall I didn't walk out there much, so I didn't get any.

I took these photos back in January of 2005, on a walk with Collette. I manipulated the second one with photoshop to get the effect you see.


  1. Beautiful photos. You live in a really nice area. I don't think I have ever been in a vineyard in winter.

  2. Thanks, Claude. I don't remember if I told you, but after meeting you last year, I bought the Lumix FZ7 and have been loving it ever since. These photos, however, were not taken with it...


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