Tuesday, August 26, 2008

summers end

summers end
Originally uploaded by Paul Grand
I just had to stop the car on the edge of Beziers and capture this strange golden netting.

The sunflowers are normally planted after an old, spent vineyard has been grubbed up, as they have to plant other crops for 4 years or leave the fields fallow.

The netting is there because we get huge flocks of migratory
Starlings that can and do strip a field in just a few hours.

The wine harvest has already started, mechanized grape picking machines will be working night and day for a few weeks, thus most grapes are already gone by the time the Starlings arrive.
They do however, get the very sweet, over ripened grapes that are left on the vines, and boy do they love them!

1 comment:

Borealnz (Jill) said...

It looks even better here in the blog on black Paul and you get the feeling you're looking through a telescope at a landscape on another planet. Interesting about the birds too.

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