“The juice of the grape is the
of concentrated sunbeams."
We are months away from grape harvest which generally occurs in October here. A few frosts really sweeten up the grapes, so we hold off on picking them as long as we can. Strawberries are dwindling and blackberry picking is around the corner. We are eating lettuces and greens and radishes and garlic scapes, fresh from the garden each day. We are busy irrigating as we wait for more rain. A storm is forecast for the overnight hours, and we are hoping for a thorough, but gentle, soaking.
It was pleasant to come home after an afternoon running errands and take a leisurely walk through the grape yard.
What a pleasure to walk
amid all the shadows and light,
to pause and admire the contrast
between new growth and old woody vines,
and to be refreshed by
the vivid green of leaf growth
and the sweet blue sky
on this last day of June.
Where ever you are, whatever the weather,
I wish you refreshment and restoration.