Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Summer

Every week Carmi at Written, Inc. poses a theme for photographic inspiration. This week's theme is SUMMER.

We have several vines growing on the shade structure attached to our house. One of them is a grapevine that the gardening catalogs called a primarily "ornamental vine" - grown for its looks, not its fruit. It's prized for the dark coloration of its leaves, which turn bright magenta in the fall.

We grew it in our previous garden, in northern climates, and there it performed as advertised - gorgeous leaves, no fruit.

But here in Southern California, things are different. Our ornamental grapevine bears abundant, deep purple bunches of fruit! And they're delicious - as long as you beat the birds to them!

This is summer, in our garden.

10 comments:

Queen B. said...

O MY GOSH.........HOW COOL IS THAT ??????????!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate said...

Gorgeous color. Yum.

Gilly said...

Wonderful colour! No wonder the birds love them! Leaves look as though they will be spectacular, too.

mo.stoneskin said...

Those grapes do look nice. Can you eat them? I mean, technically are they edible?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I bet they're delicious!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

luscious color! they look so tempting and delicious.

Nikki-ann said...

Beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen fruit so purple! :)

phd in yogurtry said...

Ooh, purply gorgeousness!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

These are so beautiful! I just love this picture. So pretty!

kcinnova said...

The purple is so very vivid!