Yesterday on his blog Walt talked about the way the grape-growers keep the vines pruned during the growing season. They use special tractors designed to let them drive up and down the rows, straddling each row of vines.
I was looking through some pictures this morning and came across these two from a morning in June when I was out with the dog. These are the vineyards about a mile south of our house at La Renaudière, near Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher in Touraine.
The top picture gives you a good idea of the tractor and the process. The one just above here shows a side view. Both of these are stills that I extracted from movies. I'd post the movies but I'm not sure how to get the quality I want.
The grapes are very nice right now, by the way. Look at these I took pictures of this morning.
This dying leaf stood out in contrast to the green all around it.
There are a lot of grapes on many of the vines. I think this is looking like a good year.