Saturday 15 October 2011

The scent of sunlight

It was 27° Celsius the other day when I assisted in the late harvest of the unique autochthonous "Aglianico del Vulture" grapes in the magnificent vulcanic "Vulture" area of the southern Italian region of Basilicata. The warm autumn sun accentuated the mixture of natural scents of earth, olive-and chestnut tree bark, vine leaves and grapes, while the air was filled with laughter and soft singing of the youngsters who picked the grapes.
A perfect atmosphere which I had wished could last forever.
Pian dell'Altare, Ripacandida


Rakesh Vanamali said...


Dina said...

Ahh, it sounds and looks like a pastoral paradise.

And thanks for the new word.

joo said...

Beautiful photo:)

Rohrerbot said...

That is a great shot....lots of great color variation and contrast.