Monday, March 22, 2010

NZD 12182009

Grape Leaves

These vineyards were set up such that the vines were trellised up at least 7 feet in the air and then branches would reach across the rows to form a canopy.  It was quite magical in a way.  I loved going underneath.  It reminded me of being 4 years old when I would crawl under my father’s grapevines to pull out clusters of grapes – except this time the cave was much larger and the floor much cleaner!

I like the intense greens, the details of the leaves and the light shining through from the top to show even more texture of the leaf.  I like the hint of the vines coming up in rows in the background.image


Life Looms Large said...

I like the glimpse of the background trees in a line.

And the green.....I need more green in my life!


Theresa said...

I love the veining in grape leaves something so...sultry about them, their drape and the decadence of the grapes. Beautiful plants and a lovely picture.

Sarade said...

Light shining through green leaves is one of the most beautiful things in nature.