Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wine harvest II

The wine harvest in the Cahors region is finished: this week the weather was more than marvellous for debut october: we had sunny days of 25° - 28° - mostly accompanied however by the vent d'autan, a wind coming from the south, from Toulouse. It is often called the wind of the fools because apparently it makes foolish and nervous.
I hope it will never influence me. Or haven't I noticed it yet?

Some nice pictures of one of the technically best equipped châteaus of the region : château le Théron in Prayssac.

As it appears the harvest this year is rather small compared to last year.
Some winemakers tell us about 40% less crop - mainly due to the bad weather during the blooming of the vines in May and the high temperatures end of August.

At this time of the year the vineyards look very nice with their lovely autumn colours.

This week unfortunately a very sad event happened : Trottinette, our cat, died of old age. She was 18 yrs and 7 months.
Follows a picture of Trotti in her more glory days adhering to the cat "philosophy" of carpe diem : when there is sun, you should lay in the sun, don't wait, it can be over soon.
That's perhaps the reason why most humans like cats: the liberty to do whatever you want whenever you like.