The Grape Years Weblog
January 26, 2005
Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy - France
Full Moon over Pernand
I’m driving – very cautiously – home from Beaune after picking
the girls up from school. The roads are slushy, and I really have to concentrate
on what I’m doing. Unfortunately, the girls are tired and they’re whinging and
whining up a storm in the backseat.
I inch down the hill after Pernand-Vergelesses in second gear.
Even though dusk is falling, there are still workers pruning and burning the cut
vines in the vineyards. Plumes of smoke drift up into a dark blue sky.
My route through Pernand-Vergelesses
The temperature is dropping fast, and the water in the puddles
is tightening into ice. We come up the other side of the dip, and a huge yellow
moon pops out from behind the vineyards. The girls see it. The kicking in the
back of my seat stops abruptly and they fall silent, watching the moon as it
follows us all the way home.
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