Thursday, September 12, 2019

Harvest moon

This year's harvest moon rises tomorrow, on Friday the 13th (technically, the moon hit's "full" early Saturday morning, just before it sets). I understand it's called a "harvest" moon because it's the full moon closest to the equinox, which happens on the 23rd of September this year, and the start of the harvest. And, true to the moon's reputation, the harvests have begun. We're picking tomatoes, and the growers are picking grapes.

There's a sprinkling of fallen leaves in our yard. More have fallen since I took this picture.

I don't have any photos of this year's grape harvest, yet. The first mechanical harvester worked the vineyard parcels most of Wednesday morning, picking first a plot of chardonnay then moving on to the sauvignon blanc parcels. The reds will be picked later, I assume. On my walk with Tasha last evening, I sampled a grape here and there. They're sweet and tasty.

3 comments:

  1. Yesterday’s tomato sauce looked heavenly!

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  2. Are all wine grapes tasty when ripe? It looks so dry in that photo!

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  3. That's a pretty tree, nice shape to it.

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