Sunday, May 17, 2015

Grape buds

These are the buds that will soon open into tiny, almost imperceptible, flowers that will, in turn, become grapes on the vine. And later this year, they will be harvested and turned into wine. But let's not rush anything. A nice sunny summer will help to ripen the grapes.

Two future grape bunches. But first, flowers.

That is, if we have a nice sunny summer. Spring started out nice, but it has turned chilly again and is beginning to stunt the growth of my vegetable seedlings.


  1. Sorry for my absence lately, life has been exceptionally full. I think I need a vacation from retirement. Anyway, that's a nice shot... and so well post-processed! I've enjoyed seeing and reading about you adventures with Light Room. I have been using PS for years and am still learning.

  2. This photo is about as good as it gets!

  3. Don't you just love following the growth of grapevines from spring to fall. We have a few vines here and we aren't the only ones who like to eat them....birds do too. That is OK, as we don't get enough to do anything worthwhile with them other than eating from the vines in late late fall before the first freeze when they are very sweet.
    great phot here, Walt!

  4. Yes please do let's not rush anything. My head spins with how fast time is going nowadays.

  5. stuart, yes, life happens! I don't use most of the features available in Photoshop (Elements) and I know it will be a long time before I'm comfortable with Lightroom.

    evelyn, :)

    jim, it's an always-changing view. And then, once a year, there's new wine!

    michael, no kidding!

  6. Beautiful! Wishing you a warm, sunny summer with enough rain to keep you, and the orchards and gardens, happy.


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