All posts tagged: sunlight

After the Storm

The early hours of this morning we were awoken by rain,hailstones and violent winds.No electricity,alarms,sirens and an eerie,scary view from our windows.Yesterday,with scorching temperatures,obviously it was natures way of cooling things down. We were lucky in one respect only one tree fell due to these forceful winds,we were amazed that there wasn’t more damage, the vineyard survived.! One of our friends lost his whole crop with damage from hailstones. This is the tree that fell on the roadside in front of our house. After harvesting this was the first Sunday morning home in a long time for Silvano, but had to work just the same… We’ve had grey skies all day, as the hour of sun set approaches however the suns rays are dazzling and playing shadows within the garden. Oak tree and acorns…. The photo above…plant unknown   The vineyard…these are table grapes,which we’ve grafted onto one vine…   These are Pinot Grigio…   A Sunday full of daydreams,writing and reading…quality time for me and with my man… My friends,I hope you had a …

Work in the vineyard

It’s full steam ahead with the workload of the vineyard, now until harvesting time around August. There’s the general cutting of grass, keeping everything neat and tidy. Spraying of the vineyard. The pruning of overhanging vines.  The grapes and just starting to peek through and grab some sunlight and enjoy their micro – climate, of warm sunlighted days and cool evenings. The perfect balance .