Friday, October 7, 2011

As Summer Ends

When the Central Valley does beautiful weather, it goes big.  The last couple days have been nearly frigid by valley standards and there was even a hint of fog on the ground this morning.  However, by afternoon, the sun was shining, the sky was a glorious blue, and fluffy clouds floated above.  I love these days.

I stopped in a local vineyard to capture today's photo.  The fruit had been stripped and the raisins, recently carried away.  The few remaining valley vineyards that have fruit are being harvested as I write.  Very soon, the vines above will drop their leaves and once again await the renewal of Spring.  As is typical for me, I'm not quite ready to give up the Summer, but I'm anxiously waiting the colors of Fall.