HEADING INTO THE FAMOUS DUNDEE HILLS REGION
Autumn is in the air and we are thoroughly enjoying the crisp nights and warm sunny days, with the promise of awesome future wine vintages in the air as we go on our wine country drives to watch the harvest. Are you ready for a pictorial roadtrip from yesterdays excursion into Oregons stunning Willamette Valley wine region??
THE GRAPE HARVEST IS A BIT LATE THIS YEAR AND ALL GRAPES ARE HAND PICKED
THE VINEYARDS ARE FULL OF THE SOUNDS OF HARVEST..FIREWORKS, BIRD FLOCK RECORDINGS AND CANNONS GOING OFF CONSTANTLY TO CHASE AWAY THE BIRDS FROM THE PLUMP RIPE GRAPES
WINTER CROCUS EMERGE FROM THE GROUND..LEAFLESS AT THIS STAGE. HUGE BLOOMS
THE ENTIRE FAMILY GETS INVOLVED IN THE HARVEST
A LARGE PORTION OF OUR WINERIES IN OREGON ARE SMALLER “BOUTIQUE” OPERATIONS
I MADE STEVE STOP THE CAR SO I COULD LAY LOW ON THE GROUND FOR THIS SHOT
WHAT A GREAT ADVERTISEMENT.. NOTICE BARREL SLATS WERE USED FOR FENCE POSTS AS WELL
LILLIAN WAS IN HEAVEN!!! SHE GOT TO GO BYE BYE IN THE CAR !!
A BOY AND HIS DOG IN THE VINEYARD…STEVE WAS HAPPY TO GO BYE BYE IN THE CAR TOO!!
OF COURSE NO ROADTRIP IS COMPLETE WITHOUT GOOD GRUB!!! SWEET POTATO FRIES…CRISP AND SWEET ..A TINY BIT OF SALT…FOLLOWED BY A PUMPKIN SHAKE AT BURGERVILLE!
THE COLORS WERE JUST STARTING TO TURN ON THE VINES..NEXT WEEK WILL BE STUNNING
MY “WINE AND ROSES” SHOT
I LOVE THE BACKLIGHTING ON THESE WHITE GRAPES
MORE FOLIAGE BEGINNING TO TURN
A REALLY YUMMY SUMAC IN FALL FOLIAGE
AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE INTERESTING BIRD SCARE CROWS IN THE VINEYARDS NOW
LILLIAN AND STEVE ENJOYING THEIR GRAPE ROMP
WINE BARRELS BEAUTIFULLY PLANTED AT ERATH WINERY
I also want to give a big bear hug to Pandas International and Ursa Freedom Project for their “shoutouts” and point of purchase links on their websites to help promote my new book BLINDSPOT available at Blurb.com.
The book sales have been going fantastic and I will be receiving a check from Blurb on November 1 to send to Suzanne at Pandas International.
If you have not purchased your copy of BLINDSPOT yet, now would be the perfect time to do so, as we want to give Suzanne the biggest donation possible on this first month of book royalties…. in show of our pantastic support of her wonderful non profit organization!!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my paws to those who have purchased BLINDSPOT so far!!!
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