Sunset Colours and Autumn Vines

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……………………………………..

 

ALL PHOTOS © JANE MORLEY

 

35 Comments Add yours

  1. west517 says:

    These colors are completely wonderful!! Such inviting, beautiful photos! Love them! ❤

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    1. Thankyou west517! 🙂 The light was really very strange but very beautiful! The turquoise colour on the leaves is real and comes from the Bordelaise mixture they put on the grapes to protect from malady! Thought I’d better get some photos before the harvest !

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      1. west517 says:

        Just gorgeous!!

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  2. Magnificent photographs, Jane. Utterly splendid!

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    1. Thankyou so much Sarah, delighted you like them! 🙂

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  3. Annoyingly good……I must have taken upwards of fifty viney shots while passing through Rioja and didn’t get a keeper, (admittedly it was mid-day and glaring but nevertheless 😦 )
    These make we want to rip my kitten heels off and have a trample.
    Lovely!

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    1. You are most kind sh 😉 I think the kitten heels would definitely have to go if you were treading these little fellows – they’re ‘uni-blanc’ apparently and very small, but perfectly formed of course…. you could probably hit them individually with a stiletto heel but a bit time consuming o_O

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      1. I’ll go for the toe treatment……
        🙂

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      2. Fuschia pink nail varnish only I think to go with the pink sweater? 😕 :/ 🙂

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      3. If you think I’m treading grapes wearing a cardigan you’re very much mistaken.
        It has to be au naturel.

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      4. I think this may have a detrimental effect on the grapes , they’re very sensitive to suddden shock you know :/ o_O

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      5. Only thing they’ll get from my feet is a little added compost…Got to be a good thing.
        ;/

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      6. I just ate, the thought is worse than horrible :/ 😦 I really do need someone to invent a vomiting smiley for these occasions 😦 )

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      7. Worse than horrible?
        Isn’t that a little harsh?
        I’m only talking about a small amount of moist toe-fluff.
        😦

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      8. Now I’m reading this just after breakfast and the branflakes – I feel the need for that vomit smiley again 😦

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      9. It’s all in the timing…I work hard at this, I do hope you appreciate it.
        🙂

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      10. It’s really quite uncanny :/ 😛

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    2. PS Hope the preparations for ‘freshers’ week’ are going well 🙂

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      1. I have been practising my projectile vomiting….Looking good!
        😀

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      2. Excellent news! And the strange hairdo that looks like you’re wearing a baseball cap round the wrong way and 5 sizes too small? 😎 😕 :/ Lot’s of those around in sunny France at the moment 😕 snigger 😕

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      3. I don’t think I’ve seen that one….I’ve gone for the upswept ponytail/topknot teemed with over the shoulder dreadlocks….
        Damn attractive!

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      4. ooeerr I’m getting a very clear picture 😕 o_O I’m sure it’s lovely, depending on the direction of the lighting 😕 o_O

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      5. To maximise my ‘coiffappeal’ I try to stick to lowlight… (or pitch darkness)….
        🙂

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      6. Sounds most suitable (pitch darkness) – heavens, you’re not one of those vampire chappies are you 😕 :/ No, I don’t think you’d be able to take a selfie if you were 😕 😀 :/

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      7. I like my blood in sausage form only…….
        I’m much more a creature of the late afternoon than the night.
        :/

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      8. Phew! Sigh of relief, I was fearful there for all those poor young students, I shall picture instead the happy scene of students, sh , afternoon tea and toasting muffins 🙂

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      9. And crust-less cucumber sandwiches….Idyllic!

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      10. Jolly good wheeze! 🙂

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  4. Jacintº says:

    Marvellous tones green and yellow, with a exquisit tenuous light. I loved your gallery Jane! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks indeed Jacint° – delighted you like them! 🙂

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