Autumn's here, without any much of a summer, a "stealth" summer that hardly rained on us at all. Many of the grapes, especially the dark purple ones like the Cabernets, are still on the vines, warm in the sun at Delaplane Cellars in Markham, Virginia. My friends and I visited Delaplane for some sipping and sunlight, and photography and art, on September 20, right at the Equinox. The grape harvest will happen this week and the cycle of fermentation and craft begins again.
Ink and colored pencils on sketchbook page, September 20, 2014. Some Photoshop coloring added in window sketch.