Many of our mornings are either very foggy or very dewy in this season, but the afternoons are mainly dry. Only a stiff breeze overnight can chase the fog and dew away. Morning temperatures are in the low 50s F (10 to 12 ºC). I'm hoping for good weather in October.
I think all the grapes have been harvested now — even these that had started turning into raisins on the vine. There wasn't enough moisture to plump them back up, despite all the rain we've had in September (5 in. / 124 mm).
The flowers pictured below are growing everywhere throughout and around the vineyard right now. I don't know what they are called. Who can tell me?
We're off to Romorantin (pop. 20,000) today to do some shoe shopping. We both need comfortable, water-proof hiking boots for the winter season. I'm tired of coming back from my walks with wet socks and feet.