Friday, February 13, 2009

The DizyCam


I’m back home in Dizy, on a snowy morning. It’s only a very light dusting of snow, nothing dramatic—and in fact, for whatever reason it’s even less dramatic in this photograph than in reality. Apparently I missed all of the real stuff while I was away on my various travels. But my backyard and the vines beyond look nice, anyway.

Winegrowers say that vines like this cold weather in the wintertime. It’s a return to normalcy after the last two winters, which have both been exceptionally mild here in Champagne. Perhaps that means that the rest of the growing season will be more normal as well, although in these times, what exactly is normal, anyway? At the very least, people are expecting this vintage to be a great one, since it’s a year that ends in the number nine. We can only hope.

3 comments:

TWG said...

What's with the grass? Plant some vines.

Peter Liem said...

Yeah, it's wasted space. But I think that it actually doesn't qualify for the AOC, so I can't plant there. The French are very strict about these things. Perhaps I could petition to be included in the proposed expansion....

Gallant said...

It looks like a beautiful place. You should take a picture in the evening when the sun is in it's gloaming stage.