Vendange Time

The vendange (vintage) is the annual wine harvest, when the grapes are picked from the vines. It’s usually done around late September or early October, the exact time depending on meteorological vagaries.

The 2021 vintage is probably going to be a shocker because of the awful weather we’ve had this year. However, this image, from a chateau in the Bordeaux region, harks back to a more promising time.

CMMC 8 September 2021: Dark Green

Raindrops on roses #3

A familiar subject and one I’ve ‘done’ a couple of times before.

This image is different to the others, but as I’ve said before, don’t expect whiskers on kittens any time soon.

CMMC 1 September 2021

A House Divided

One thing at least we can agree on: there are two ms in’ Marmite’. Accordingly, this image qualifies for Cee’s Midweek Challenge this week.

Traditionally, there is no middle way when it comes to Marmite: you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I am strongly of the latter persuasion, but Madame loves it – particularly with the added refinement of salad cream.

Don’t judge us.

I suppose it could be worse: she might support Everton.

Shoot me now…

CMMC 25 August 2021

Signs Of Life

There are many animal tracks to be seen in this part of the desert outside Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

CMMC 18 August 2021

Resolutely Red

Although it’s sitting quietly in a collection of other vintage vehicles housed in an old stable block at Chateau Meillard, in central France, this specimen remains resolutely red.

CMMC: Red

The Heart Of The Sun(flower)

This year, Jean-Claude – who farms 40 hectares of land around here – has sunflowers as his principal crop. If you’re savvy to the back roads you can get pretty close to them.

CMMC 4 August 2021

A Sack For Spuds

I have no recollection of how or where we acquired this old potato sack, but it meets the terms of this week’s midweek challenge – must have a ‘K’ at the end of the word.

CMMC 28 July 2021

Harvest Time

Time to harvest these merlot grapes to make the new vintage of Bordeaux.

CMMC 21 July 2021

Fancy A Coffee?

This weathered sign, in the open air museum of Montrol-Sénard, is outside a century-old equivalent of a modern-day coffee shop.

CMMC: Brown

It’s a seashell

In case you were wondering…Found on a beach in Abu Dhabi.

CMMC 30 June 2021