Friday, March 31, 2017

Budding Grapevines.


Spring burst a few days ago, with the first warm days triggering the tight buds to open out from amongst last year's dark, tangled vine tendrils.


Set in the heart of these delicate, pink-tinged leaves are the tiny future grapes, whose growth I will track as these particular vines are just in front of my workplace!


At the heart of the Champagne region, Reims has a key position in the production of the sparkling wine of world-wide renown.


Unsurprisingly, there are numerous references to the place which champagne occupies - past and present - on the town architecture.


There is no danger of these delicate, future grapes ever being used in the champagne process as they are growing in defiance of the pollution from the traffic that rolls past on a daily basis.


However they do make my day a little brighter. And then, of course, there is the wine itself...

4 comments:

  1. Thankyou for you comment, nice to see a new reader. It seems we are like minded, cats, flowers, beads etc, all the things that make me happy.
    Briony
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    1. Hello! Thanks for your message - yes, it's so nice to look at other blogs... and of course a big weak spot for anything feline! X

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  2. Have just noticed on your bloglist Spitalfields Life, will be following this. My Grandson lives in Roman Road and I just love this area of London. thanks
    Briony
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  3. Have you heard of Dennis Server's House? I would LOVE to visit this!
    http://www.dennissevershouse.co.uk/

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