Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunrise over the vines

Another gratuitous shot of the vineyard from last week. Our streak of good weather seems to be over, although the daily highs are still mild. A series of weather systems is moving through all week bringing us wind gusts and rain squalls. You might say that the giboulées de mars (March squalls) have begun a bit early. Since winter started early last fall, that's not so surprising.

These vines have been pruned; you can see the clippings piled between every other pair of rows.

Maybe we'll have an early spring? Things can start slowing down, then. I'm putting my order in for a long hot summer.


  1. That looks so cold. I shivered a bit just looking at it.

  2. I can't wait to see these vines in green. I know, I suppose I can cheat and look back into your Blog from last year but that would just kill the suspense.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. A long, HOT summer? You wouldn't want to parch those vines would you?

  4. They look to be sleeping, waiting; as Nature does waiting for the spring to return. It makes Winter worthwhile, I think.

  5. cubby, it was a chilly morning.

    mark, yes, you can. Or you can wait until April or May!

    starman, they can take it.

    michael, I know what you mean.


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