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Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Vendanges à Dernacueillette - Terroirs de gueuletons
Arthur and Vincent go winemaking with friend Guillaume Boussens at his vineyard in Dernacueillette; a beautiful 44 inhabitant village (look it up) roughly equidistant to the west of Narbonne and Perpignan, at about 350 m altitude in the beautiful Pyrénées Catalanes, in the Aude.
Here's a brief glance at him at work, and his obvious passion for wine making. A man who loves his home... and its totally natural product. Note the weeds growing amongst the vines.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!