Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Friday, December 9, 2011

The day after~vineyards are trimmed!!!!!!



I drove back out toward the vineyards near my school this morning and to my shock, they'd all been trimmed yesterday!  I mean, I didn't even get the memo!!!!!!!!  The leaves on the vines were just gone!  Actually, however, if you click on the photos, they are on the ground next to the grape stalks.  It was very busy out there this morning!  At one field, the workers were getting ready to harvest the broccoli.  There was a huge machine with arms on both sides of it sticking out.  Workers were arriving and parking their cars.  I should have taken photos, but I didn't wish to intrude.  Maybe next week....???  Some of these workers probably were the parents of some of my students and I didn't wish to bother them at work.  They all do NOT wish their children to do this, and were all very supportive for parent conferences this week.  I'll keep tabs on the grapes, but I'm NOT getting out of my car.  A young woman from Indio was killed last spring at this exact vineyard and her death has never been solved.  So, I just stay in my car and use my zoom lens.

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, they really cleaned 'em up!

Denise said...

This must be so interesting to see but yes, please stay in your car and be safe.

Gaelyn said...

What a difference a day makes.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I didn't realize the trimmed back the vines so severely. Great photos, and you were smart to stay in your car!