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Old Vine
The whorls and gnarls of old vines are like fingerprints. I never get tired of looking at their stocky twisted shapes. I thought their shapes are best appreciated against a background of mustard flowers, but that was because I had never seen one in a field of daisies. -- Alder Yarrow

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Comments (4)

Greg wrote:
08.29.09 at 1:52 AM

After spending all week in a vineyard pruning, with an aching wrist and a sore shoulder, I must admit the beauty of an old vine palls a bit. Lovely daisies though.

After you've been slapped in the face a few times by long, whippy canes those vines seem positively evil.

Dylan wrote:
08.29.09 at 11:00 AM

I'm with you Greg. We make sure to wear glasses/goggles just for that reason, but I still managed to get a nice welt across my nose last summer. It lasted a good week but eventually faded as the sun colored it in to match the rest of my skin. Look at the painful memories you bring up, Alder.

Michaela wrote:
08.29.09 at 11:05 AM

Beautiful.... like a time worn face, the vine is filled with character and stories.

Regina M. Lutzq wrote:
09.02.09 at 10:24 AM

Thanks...again! for the lovely vineyard/wine photography. Vinography always has the best!

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