Summer’s last gasp in the vines

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”   – Galileo Galilei

DSC_0662 (1)Ah, véraison.  Is there a lovelier color than a cluster of grapes in transition from growth to ripening?  Before we get all Shakespeare-like on you, or churn out Haiku in homage to the late-summer vineyard , let’s talk véraison. The French term translates to “the turning”, but here in the states, it translates loosely to “Holy crap! The ripening is coming! The ripening is coming!”   And,  this is a beautiful thing.

Cheers to change.
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