Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sno Pix #4

I'm milking this for all it's worth. Callie and I walked in the vineyard after our snow event last Tuesday. This is some of what we saw. Well, what I saw. She had her nose to the ground, sniffing after rabbits and deer.

The little pond, frozen over. In spring, it will be full of croaking frogs.

There's a little pond outside our back gate. It's supposedly a reserve in case of fire, but fire is not something you worry much about in this climate, and where the houses are all built of stone. The pond ices over a few times during the winter. I doubt it's frozen enough to walk on.

A view toward the west, away from our house.

There are several little water ponds out in the vineyard. They're not so much ponds as tiny catch basins to collect excess water. Callie likes to check them out, but this time of year I make her steer clear of them. All I need is for her to walk out onto one and fall through the ice. I'd have to go in after her and, well, I don't want to think about that.

Vines in the snow.

The vine pruners are slowly making their way through the vineyards. It seems to me that the weather this year has slowed them down a bit. Although it could be that they've just started in other vineyards and have yet to get to the ones I walk by every day.


  1. lewis, we don't get tired of it.

  2. i love the view west pic, with the delicately colored sky and the herring bone effect of snow and vines. also the tilty fenceposts under the snow. good work.


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