The transformation of the seasons is well underway.
|Grape Arbor's 2014 Gingerbread Inn|
It is the beginning again. Farmer's can be seen all through the vineyards, trimming the vines that promise this year's juices and wines. And it is bitter work as the vines are dormant and suitable for pruning from January through March. The wind that blows off of Lake Erie can be brutal, sometimes reminding me of the biting Chicago cold. I am glad that pruning vines is not my job…I will remember to savor that glass of wine tonight, in honor of those pruner's cold fingers, noses, and toes.