The harvest will start soon — if not this week, then next. And the grapes will all be gone. What in the world will I find to take pictures of then?
Hunting season starts September 28. The hunters are only allowed in the vineyard after all the grapes have been harvested. I assume they shoot buckshot, and shooting into vines loaded with grapes would be bound to knock bunches to the ground.
We don't look forward to hunting season. But hunting is limited to Sundays between 9:00 a.m. and noon, and then 2:00 until dark. So it's only one day a week. We can get out early for a Sunday morning walk with the dog, just so we get back home by 9:00. Sunday afternoons are more difficult. The hunting season is over at the end of January.
I just went out to get the bread from the delivery lady and I could see my breath! It's that chilly this morning. This is the last week of summer, officially, but it's already fall here. And people are complaining about how unseasonably cold it is.
So another summer ends. What's the assessment? Nice from May through July, but damp and chilly in August and September. The grapes obviously did well, but the tomatoes failed. The grapes get sprayed with anti-fungal chemicals, and the tomatoes don't. It's probably that simple.