Let's talk grapes! Oh heck, grapes are gorgeous and then they become wine. Talk over. Let's just look at the grapes! Grapes! Grapes! Grapes! Here is just a glimpse at the grapes that greet me on my morning walks. A little wool remains from the sheep that grazed in the vineyard during the winter. Grapes!… Continue reading Let’s Talk Grapes!
As quick as June arrived, she has said her goodbyes and faded away until next year. Today it dawned on July. After the heatwave that suppressed itself upon us the past week, it was wonderful to wake to cooler temperature and a bit of dew. I hope Summer goes by at a snail's pace. A… Continue reading It Dawned on July
What a party we had celebrating the holidays this year. Following our hosting Thanksmas, we continued the celebration with our friends here in the village. Christmas Eve dinner was hosted by Gloria and Yuko at Yuko's home. A cozy dinner for six of us. Traditional Catalan and Japanese dishes were served along with lots of… Continue reading Celebrating the holidays with friends
I love Autumn. The color of the landscape is ever-changing and reminding us that change can be a beautiful thing. Sunday afternoon we went for a walk through the vineyard. The young Malvasia vines are enjoying their new neighbors, the white flowers (weeds are just flowers we haven't met). The olives are turning a gorgeous… Continue reading A brush stroke of color
Early morning on Bob's birthday I heard the grape harvesting machine go through the village. I didn't jump out of bed to see where it was going as I figured it was probably done for the night. I attempted to go back to sleep when I heard a sound...it was the sound of rustling leaves.… Continue reading Grape Harvesting Machine