10/30/11

Macro Monday


We drove out to wine country (about five miles down the road) last week.  Usually the wineries are open daily, but on this day, we found a few of them closed.  The drive was slow because of all the farm equipment (translation:  grape-harvesting equipment) on the road.  The first frost was predicted for that night and the growers were scrambling to get their grapes harvested.  Grapes are ordinarily harvested a month earlier than this, but our wet spring and cool summer have meant they've been left on the vine as long as possible to develop a higher sugar content.


These are pinot noir grapes, which (in my humble opinion) are what Oregon does best.  I ate one of these after snapping this image.  It was sweet and good.  Looking forward to drinking it in a few years.

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14 comments from clever and witty friends:

em said...

Very nice! Those looks divine!

EG Wow said...

Mmmmm! I bet it will taste delicious!

Teresa said...

Great shot. Our dry hot weather made my wild grapes just wither on the vine.

Karen said...

Yummmm, perfect grapes for perfect wine!

Linda Makiej said...

such marvelous macro work!!!!

Jama said...

Lovely! I only see grapes in the stores .

Jessica said...

beautiful and tasty! Can't beat that!

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great shot, and thanks... I'm a pinot noir fan!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, makes one heckuva wine, that I know!!!

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Ida said...

Beautiful shot of the Grapes. I live in the heart of "Wine" country too but on the "other" side of the state.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is awesome!

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Kate said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend a day. Very nice shot with all the purple and green.

Kala said...

Wonderful composition & they look delicious.

quiltzyx said...

Good shot to put up in the kitchen or dining room!

(oh, by the way...STOP! THIEF!! LOL)