Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Summer in the vineyards

The days are long and hot. The grapes seem to grow so fast you can practically watch them get bigger and you stand among them. It's summer in the vineyards.

I took this photo about 3 weeks ago, intending to write about it then (dream on...). The grapes were just formed. Now they're nearly the size of full-grown grapes.

There are lots of chores in the vineyard at this time of year: spraying, up the vines, cluster thinning. The vines are growing madly around us. Next door, the corn is shoulder-height. And everything around us is green, green, green.