Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sweet Grapes

On the way home 
just down the road....

we noticed the pastures 
with all the grazing cattle
flanked by the hills of evergreens 
and deciduous trees

but the most exciting thing we noticed

You can see me in the backseat
(just squint your eyes
you can see me staring at you)
and Daddy Jim in the front seat
watching Daddy Ron 
take some photos 
of the Gaspereau Vineyards.

Purple grapes, many purple grapes.

We are so impressed  with the effort
of the many vineyards
and they are starting to make their mark
in the wine world.

Just click on this link...
if you are wine lover and are interested 
in trying something new!

This beautiful landscape
is across the road from the Gaspereau Vineyards
and between you and me
Joan Baez 
sang on that hill
called Norwegian Bend
in 1970 
a veritable  mini-Woodstock.

Time to return home.
For those of you who don't know,
this part of the province has always been farmed
with many fruit orchards for many, many years.
The times have changed and so have the farming methods.
The future is vineyards and the ones listed in the links
are the new kids on the block.