On this last day of November, a flashback farewell to autumn memories seems appropriate. One of these that comes to mind immediately is from a little over three years ago. While I was on assignment in Italy, I found myself in Trier (aka Trieste) for a weekend. A newfound friend invited me to make a day trip into Slovenia for a look
around and a nice meal. Our chosen route took us close to several vineyards, and the colors of the grape leaves were nothing short of astounding. On two occasions, I ventured in among the vines for a much closer look, and these are the result. The first was near the town of Tomaj and the second near Prepotto. I can still feel the sun—and taste the grapes!
The combination of the brightly-colored leaves and the duller shades of the grapes makes for some really beautiful images, Gary.
Hey, thanks a lot, Mike! That was really a grand day, and I’ll likely be sharing some more images.
Very nice photos, Gary.
Thank you, Dina, and thanks for stopping by!
Really lovely colors and texture, especially in that second photo.
There was such a riot of color around me, it was hard to choose which of it to focus on!
Gorgeous colors, Gary…the richness of earth and life…wow….
It was a sort of total immersion when I stepped into the vineyard, almost like I was in an undersea garden.
I can see that it must have been wonderful. :)
I guess we did have some good images of Autumn to share in the end. I am always amazed at what a bountiful crop seems to come from such withered stems.
It really is amazing, and they sure do end their season’s cycle in a blaze of glory.
Great images. I too like the contrast of the brightly coloured leaves and dull colour of the grapes. Nice angle too – makes me feel as though I’m amongst the rows of vines.
I wish I had had more time to spend in their magical embrace. It’s a wonderful memory that I’ll not be forgetting any time soon (I hope)!
Oh, gosh! The colours and detail in these images are wonderful! I can almost reach out and touch the grapes. Lovely warming images.
Wish I could have brought a few grapes to you. I confess that I sampled a few, and I could so easily have sat me down and gorged on them–so delectible!
Luxuriant abundance – wonderful! A
That’s exactly what I felt at the time. And I wish you could have tasted them!
I love vineyards and you caught the leaves at just the right time.
I always have, too. The vineyard in Prepotto was part of an estate that also had its own winery. We had a tasting, and the wine was fabulous! (How could it not be–just look at those grapes!)