All the grapes have been picked from the vines and the leaves will soon begin to turn their autumn shades of brown, red and yellow, the vendange is over for this year. The winemakers have to wait now to see how good this year’s wine will be.
And in the garden the pumpkin-growing season is nearly over. Each time we come home from the garden we bring a few more pumpkins to store in the cool dark shade of our garage. These two varieties are new to us this year, grown from seeds sent to me by friends on Blipfoto. The one on the left is a Long Island Cheese pumpin, the one on the right is a Chilean variety.