Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pruning the Grapes

a backlit closeup of a grape from the vine in my driveway
Backlit closeup of a grape
From Nature


So it's that time of year, again. Time to prune the grape vine and make ready for another year of delicious green concord grapes which magically ripen on September first exactly. This year, perhaps I'll even manage to do something more than just bring them into the office. Wine is still a bit out of my league, but I suppose I could make jam or jelly.

My neighbor is a wonderful Portuguese auto mechanic who offers, every year, to trim the vines for me. I'm not sure if he does so because he just enjoys it, or if he just can't bare to see the vines left un-pruned.

Anyway, I have to go. Just wanted to share my thoughts on this beautiful spring day. The photo is from last year, taken with my point-and-shoot SD1000 in digital macro mode.