Still waiting for the grape harvest, les vendanges, to begin. No sign of any activity at this point.
Walt posted a picture of raisins on the vine a little like this one (below) yesterday, but closer-up. He didn't know I had taken a similar shot.
Below, you can see how dry the grass is around the vineyard. It grew up high in June, when we had a lot of rain, and then it completely dried out as July, August, and the first half of September turned so dry.
The weather is still fairly dry, despite the inch of rain we've had over the past 3 or 4 days. The ground is so parched that it's just soaking up every drop it can get, like a sponge. We have company coming for lunch today, so we're pretty busy. I hope it will be warm enough for us to sit out on the terrace at least for our apéritifs, even if we have to eat indoors.