end of the vendange

these are some of the grapes that didn’t make it into the benne

autignac, france

  • michele says:

    the lighting is so different over there. love it.

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    • still says:

      It is! Both the color of the light and the intensity. It’s a whole new learning curve :-)

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roseau (reed)

lining the ditches of the D909

autignac, france

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a collection of seed pods

from in and around the village

autignac, france

  • janine says:

    love this collection of seed pods

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  • still says:

    Thank you. I am in this new setting with new eyes and there are so many interesting things.

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ephippiger

also known locally as the cousin bug

because if you rub it’s back, it makes the sound “cousin cousin”

these large dr. seuss-looking bugs live only in the vineyards feasting on grapes

they are otherwise perfectly harmless

 

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nid de merle (blackbird nest)

found in the crotch of a grape vine pruned en gobelet

the nest uses all local materials including the bark of carignan grape vines and the stems left behind by fallen grapes

autignac, france

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