Thursday, March 31, 2022

Grapes and a snow job

We saw this statue of a bunch of chenin grapes in the nearby town of Montlouis during our trip in 2001. I haven't been over that way in a while, so I don't know if it the statue is still there. Maybe on our next nice day I'll take a drive over and see. I know they're chenin because that's pretty much the only grape they grow in Montlouis, just like across the river in Vouvray.

Wine country statue in Montlouis-sur-Loire. Can you spot Ken behind the shrubs taking my picture? Digitized color slide, Spring 2001.

The weather people are all a-twitter over the possibility of snow this weekend. The wind is from the north and temperatures are dropping. They are predicting snow in the eastern part of the country on Friday and Saturday and the snow zone includes us at its western limit. If any falls here at all, it will not be much. I'm kind of hoping to see some snow. It's been a while.


  1. I love this sculpture! It looks like an image from the opening of the Spanish series Toy Boy, although I thought that was actually CGI. I’ll have to look more closely.

  2. I wouldn't have seen Ken unless you had mentioned it.

  3. If you really want snow, I hope you get a few flakes.

  4. OH to have some wine from Montlouis-sur-Loire!

    I don't think it is available here. /There is not much call for French winee' I am told often, apparently they don't sell as well here.

  5. Today in french class we read about the coming snow. I had forgotten you had mentioned the coming cool weather. The national weather map looked frigid and very snowy to me.


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