Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cote D'Or

Cote D'Or  8x8 oil on museum board

 This is the time of year in Burgundy when the magic happens.
I'm not talking about Halloween, I'm talking about the wine harvest.
The vines show off their fall colors and is why this area in Burgundy
 is called Cote D'Or, the Gold Coast.
Each village celebrates with a wine tasting and lots of discussion
about how good the wine will be from this harvest.
It does look like a promising year for the wine with a wet spring and a long dry fall
that forces the wine to struggle to survive.

Robi and I have really enjoyed these long warm afternoons and wish they could last forever!


  1. Beautiful, misty, and those to ch golden colors make me soooo envious. I want to be there.

  2. So beautiful Bruce, you and Robi make a paintings yourselves! big hugs from the pugs and I in Texas....

  3. Hi, have just recently joined your blog, and it's so lovely to share your time in France. I do hope you are settling in well. I am a great Francophile (we visit usually twice a year ) and I have just recently returned from a painting holiday in South West France, not too far from where you were.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your 'French' paintings.
    Caroline (from UK)

    1. Caroline, welcome! Thank you for following along. It's so great to be back in France again after Spain and Malta. I appreciate you taking the time to comment, it's the juice that keeps me posting! Cheers:)

    2. No worries, my pleasure. Meant to say that one of the places we visited this summer was also St.Cirq-Lapopie.. what a most beautiful village as you say .. I have so many photos I want to paint :)

    3. I Know! It's like a storybook, almost too beautiful to be true.