Within a week we were facing Hurricane Irene. Here in the mountains we watched with relief as she churned just to our east. And she gifted us with some amazing clouds swirling south that I captured with my camera. And then Tropical Storm Lee wreaking the most havoc with winegrowers in Central VA, dousing us with downpours just as grapes are ripening all across the land. We were able to get all our Pinot and Chard in before the deluge. Sigh...
Below, Hurricane Irene's beautiful side. What these images can't capture is the movement of the clouds. They were all streaming left to right (north to south) as if each cloud formation was racing to catch the cloud ahead of it. It was absolutely breathtaking.
And next... The Harvest!
Our Pinot Noir "undressed" and ready to be harvested!