Harvest of a different kind

Since the mobile bottling line got so much wine finished so quickly, Clyde has been able to do a little gardening this year.  He has all sorts of vegetables plus a few flowers that he planted this spring.  We’ve picked a bit of basil already, but this week things are really starting to ripen.  He’s brought in two cucumbers, a sunflower and a gourd so far.  Actually, the gourd was a volunteer out back, but since it’s right next to the pumpkins that Clyde planted, I’m calling it part of his garden!  Plus the yellow tomatoes are finally starting to turn color, so it won’t be too long for those either.

I took the chance to try a few shots indoors of the gourd and the sunflower.  It’s too hot to do much of anything else these days!

What do you think of these?  I’m counting them as some of my photo homework as we were supposed to practice with weird lighting situations. Our salesroom’s florescent lights definitely make for some weird light!

We are considering moving wine tasting down into the cellar for the weekend since it’s so blazing hot out right now.  Our old air conditioner is having a tough time with this 100+ degree heat.  Come join us and cool off by hugging a 1000 gallon refridgerated stainless steel wine tank!  Cheers!