We’re into the last month of summer now. Veraison — the ripening event where the grapes transform from green to purple and gold — is well under way. Sunflowers are in full bloom beside the winery and a gentle breeze rustles in the poplars. Bees buzz through our pumpkins’ just-blooming flowers, alongside pumpkins that are like green basketballs.
My enterprising girls Ellie and Anika set up a table beside the pathway into the winery, offering ice water made with refreshing mint from the garden.
A great day to be in the country and a lazy summer Sunday to be thankful for.