who said something like..."wasted time emjoyed is not wasted time."? sounds fab.~janet
not wasting time by enjoying wine- in France- where do I sign up?
I did that just this afternoon and it was marvelous!
Sounds like a great plan. With 103 degrees already today, we're staying indoors (or in the pool). Watching the final Le Tour de France just to see the Paris scenery! :-)
This is your wine? If it is I am ready to throw a tantrum that will be heard clean across the Atlantic.
This sounds the right way to go....Diane
One should always make time for wine! Carla
I'm with you!!
There's a lot that can be said for loafing!
i guess we garden people are the same the world over. i live in MI, and a friend of mine and i were just talking about this, he's in MA. "july is a planter's month of bliss and rest," he says, and i agree. and i've got some wine right here! to hell with it, it's sunday, and i deserve it!i love this period. sure, there are peas and beans i could be harvesting, but they can hang on the vine a while longer and dry; they are meant to be stored dry anyway. the spring show is all done, the fine summer tall and showy stuff is up and out, and the end of season stuff is just getting ready to go strong. i lament global climate change, but i have to say, here in this 5b, it's extended bloom season for me in a way that i can plant annuals from seed, in the ground, with confidence that they will light up the late summer and early autumn months in such a way as i feel proud of my beds for ~9mo a year. that didn't happen when i was a young girl, and even the best gardeners could normally only count on 6 months of showy bloom.
That does sound like a great way to spend the day. Relaxing with a glass of wine, love it!
I'm with Catherine. You've worked hard Rob - enjot it.
I forgot to mention, the wine featured is the excellent Chateau Terre Vieille which produces wine in the Pecharmant appellation about 25 miles from here. The bottle I bought was a blend of 70% merlot, 20% cabemet sauvignon, 10% cabemet franc and it was superb.
Ooh, I love the blends, Rob! Thanks for adding that. Too hot, too dry and not the right time to do much of anything here either. But there are always weeds thumbing their noses at us. Must look away as we take another sip. :-)Frances
Mmm...I will definitely keep that blend in mind while we're in France! We're headed to Europe (England, Germany, Austria & France) on Friday for 2 wks!
I like drinking wine while I am working in the evening gardening....this seem fair?
An infinitely sensible plan Rob and you are spoiled for choice in France when it comes to wine :)
Sounds good to me Rob - I obviously need to practice this a bit (a lot) more!
You and I grow the exact same plants, so our climates must be similar.I also drink wine, just nothing as good as what you've got here.Really enjoyed snooping around.
A glass of wine, a seat in the shade, and a beautiful garden such as yours. Heaven!
So, now I have to admit it. I am addicted to checking up on you via your wonderful postings.Thanks!Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
Sounds like heaven!
That sounds wonderful!!!Luckily (SP?) we are getting some much needed rain so I'm not having to water as much...usually I water the pots once a day.
Rob, there must always be time for wine! Speaking of which, I wonder which red we shall select for tonight's dinner? We'll offer a toast across the pond. :)
Ahhh, now that's my kind of gardening.
It is very hot here and I can do this.
sounds like my kinda day in this blistering heat.
Now that sounds like a wonderful day! Hope you enjoyed it!