Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Valley View

From up in the vineyard, on any relatively clear day, you can see the valley of the Cher River out beyond our house to the north and east. Often the only hint of the valley is a band of white fog lying in the riverbed.

The vines give way to woods as the land runs down into the river valley.

As it was on this day last week. On the far bank, the right bank, you can see a water tower. You can also make out the angular tower of a grain silo poking up through the mist. The silo is next to the railroad line that runs parallel to the river. From a distance its bulk makes you think it might be a cathedral, until you get up close and see it for what it is.


  1. down in the valley
    the valley so looooow
    late in the evening
    hear the wind blooow
    (imagine a slim whitman yodel in there(

  2. Nice photo. Very atmospheric.

  3. breenlantern, now there's a yodel I haven't heard in a long time.

    starman, thanks.

    urspo, your order has been taken. What will become of it? That is the question.


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