Overnight, I dreamed about San Francisco in such vivid detail and at such seeming length that when I woke up at 5:30 a.m. I had to open my eyes and look around me to make sure what house I was sleeping in. It was the house near Saint-Aignan, and I went to a back window and took a long look at the vineyard.
Summer has begun, both meteorologically and astronomically. It shows in the vines. Here are a few pictures from the last day or two.
Some vines still have tiny flowers on them, but they are rapidly fading.
Other vines already show fully formed grapes.
The vineyard at 5:45 a.m. on June 22, 2014
A Domaine de la Renaudie tractor out in the vines on June 21
Our house and a neighbor's on the edge of the Renaudière vineyard