Grapevines are hard to draw. They seem to be in orderly rows from afar but as soon as you get close to them, they become a whirl of green leafy chaos, only now punctuated by the majestic bunches of grapes hanging at carefully pruned intervals. Grapevines are always putting out new viney branches with grabbing tendrils, as if they would seize you or the vintner and make wine out of their human hosts, rather than the other way around. They have a wildness to them which I enjoy watching. It's almost like kudzu, which unfortunately doesn't have the same sort of profitable fruit.
The second day of my short vacation I visited Lake Anna Winery, which is situated on a recently made (1970s) lake which was created to be the cooling pond for an establishment of nuclear power plants. I didn't know that when I was there but I wondered why there was a sign mentioning a nuclear zone or something to that effect. Now I have the fantasy of radioactive mutant grapevines reaching out their glowing green tendrils to take over Virginia.
Drawing is ink and colored pencil on sketchbook page, about 8" x 10".