Thursday, 23 October 2008
Vineyards in the Languedoc
I hereby solemnly declare that Sally's Chateau will remain a haven of tranquility for you my dear readers. There will be no talk of recession or the credit crunch on these pages. The air of gloom will not be allowed to creep into this spot, the invasion into all our lives of greed, corruption and ugliness by individuals who seek to destroy by any means that lie open to them for self gain, regardless of the consequences to others, shall be banished.
I am going to uplift you with photographs that depict a gentle carefree existence right here on my doorstep.
For starters we are surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see. Beautiful deep colours colliding together, juicy succulent sweet grapes that have been left behind by the harvester, easily plucked and enjoyed as we savour the warmth of the Autumn sun.
The guests are enjoying a tranquil moment around the pool, a small innocent child tentatively strokes the languishing cat and squeals with excitement as the lazy creature responds.
Half an hour ago I was walking up the gentle slope of this vineyard,(click onto the picture to enlarge and join me) I am now enjoying a glass of the local Vin Rouge.
If I could wave a magic wand I would have you all seated beside me on the terrace with faces upturned towards the gentle heat and we could admire the first sprinkling of snow on the Pyrenees slightly hazy on the horizon.
Tempting isn't it ?