Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ça commence

It has begun. Summer is moving into Fall. It's now dark before bedtime. We're up before the sun. And the leaves are turning color in the vineyard.

I think this must be sauvignon blanc. It's the most common white grape around us.

The leaves on many trees around us are dried up and falling already. I think that has more to do with our month-long plus stretch of dry weather than the season, but the effect is the same.


  1. Yep. I think sauvignon blanc too.

  2. oooh.......can you feel my envy? Am having a total French fest at the mo....actually anywhere foreign would do right now!!

  3. We're early risers but we still have dawn light when we wake around 6am. Some leaves are falling but the real leaf drop is in October here in New Hampshire as I imagine it was for you in your Albany years.

  4. During our long drought this summer, we walked by sidewalks covered in crunchy brown leaves, and it was a weird feeling--autumn leaves in July?

    Really? You normally go to bed before dark, in the summer?

  5. Our daylight hours haven't changed much....yet.

  6. At one point in my study of wine I used to know the leaves; no more. Now I can say 'it's a grape leaf"!

  7. susan, I looked at your recent post to help my ID.

    young, welcome!

    will, our sunrise is at 7:30am right now, so it's still dark at 6. Ugh!

    judy, yeah, we're Ben Franklin types, except for the wealthy and wise parts! ;)

    starman, probably because you're so far south.

    michael, and that's really all you need to know. That, and how to read a wine label! :)

  8. I don't know how the grapefruit leaves are now here in Sicily...


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