22 June 2014

The vineyard at the start of summer

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


  1. Your dream may have been brought on by the solstice somehow.

  2. Ken, vineyard looks so interesting. The wine will be great I believe.

  3. Always great to see the vineyard and the views from your house, and of your house.
    Crazy how dreams are, isn't it?

  4. So peaceful and calm, those photos!
    I've had dreams like that, too. It does make one wake up and quickly realign one's TRUE surroundings!

    Mary in Oregon


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