Sunday, August 23, 2009

Waiting for ... (11)

Again a very nice week. Stress is getting less as we're getting routine in receiving people, cooking for them and cleaning the house. One premiere though: the first cyclists as guests - who came late in the evening and left early in the morning because of the heat.

So the only 'event' was outside. The winemakers have started their "vendange verte" (green harvest) to decrease the yield per hectare. This year it is more a "vendange noire" (the grapes have turned red by now) as the winemakers waited a long time to decide as they were not sure about the weather conditions. Therefore they call it éclaircissage (thinning out). The third picture shows how many grapes they cut per vine.

Flower of the week: plumbago.