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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Grape Expectations, Redux

It's another hot day here at That Old House.

I took advantage of having a daughter still at home and sent her up the stone steps to the grape arbor,
to snap some intimate pictures of our ripening grapes.

Back in July I wrote about our ancient grapevines and how my dad loves to snitch the ripe grapes right off the vine, and how our neighbor made jam, and . . . well, if you are interested, that story's here.

But we are halfway through August, and our precious grapebabies are beginning to mature.

Ah, they grow up so fast!

Anne did a good job of peeking through the leaves and capturing the blushing babes.

Yeah, there are a few raisins on the family tree; everybody's got a couple of relatives like that, right?

Until we moved here, I never realized that grapes go purple gradually.
I hadn't actually given it much thought!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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-- Cass


  1. Another GRAPE post from you girl ha ha!! love the pics...May you have a great week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Your Daughter did a great job taking the pictures. Yep - always a few raisins. :-)

  3. Your mosaic is beautiful. I am having a stained glass window made and it is of a grape vine. I will post the pictures when it is done and it will be almost as pretty as these.

  4. Fantastic images! So glad I stopped by today. Hope your week's been going well!

    Bye for now,

  5. Wow, Cass you always have such interesting things going on!!! thanks for sharing......laughed at the raisin comment! haha.


  6. I left my concord grapes when we moved south, and I wonder if the new owners are enjoying them. These pictures are beautiful. It's like you could pluck one right off of the screen..

  7. Nice photos, I love the green of the grapes, I wonder if there is a paint color called "Grape Green" wouldn't that be a great accent color? I think so. Hugs, Cindy S

  8. I love grape vines and those great bunches of grapes! Many Amish farms have them right along the road...tempting me to snap photos.

    Becky K.

  9. Sometimes I miss my arbors ... love the presentation. TTFN ~Marydon

  10. Your mosaic is awesome. And the grapes look awesome!

  11. . . . can you mail me some grapes, Mama? Those look delicious!

  12. Fabulous photos. Your daughter captured some great shots. I also love the photo in your header.
    I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

  13. Love your mosaic. Those grapes are huge!

  14. Mmmmm - those will be delicious!
    I have several raisins in my family tree - and a few sour grapes too.......keeps life interesting.

  15. What wonderful images. Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  16. Hello, just wanted to leave you a commment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have great pictures too.

    Best wishes

  17. Thanks for the grape update, can't wait to see your post when they're ready. Yummy!

  18. Awesome! We have some "wild" grape vines around our yard. Not enough to bother with so we leave 'em for the birds.


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