Every day of September here on the hillside, has been warm, balmy and beautiful; the evenings noticeably cooler as the Autumn approaches but full of astonishing light and colours. I decided the other evening to take a walk down the hill towards the poplar wood where the sheep live, passing en route the tiny vineyard which nestles into the shelter and protection of the steep slope to produce a private harvest for one of the local farmers to magic into an annual supply of golden pineau or cognac. The rigours of the inclement summer have left their traces on the rows of vines; many of the grapes are perfect and unblemished but there are equal numbers which are mottled and damaged, the leaves pockmarked and rusty in places. The evening sun on this particular evening was playing wonderful tricks with the colours of the leaves and the fruit, creating luminous greens and pink-tinged yellows depending on the angle of the light……………………………………..
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