|Children in the press house - Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller (1793-1865) - 1834
As the last of the grapes are harvested on the islands, I discovered this beautiful image that speaks of the rich bounty of grapes. Owning a grapevine is a year-long appreciation of the gifts of nature, a respect for a tree grown over time and yielding fruits that have inspired so many aspects of our life - think not just fruit, think wine, think fabric design, think art, think jewellery, think philosophy, think literature....
|These heads of Bacchus, the Roman wine god, and two female followers, known as bacchantes, are carved from highly prized red coral. 1860s.
|Grapes to die for