The leaves on our ‘Roger’s Red’ grapevines changed from green to a vibrant red–seemingly overnight. Another sign from the garden that the season is changing. They’re so pretty I had to post some pictures:
The Vitis ‘Roger’s Red,’ a hybrid of a California native and a commercial variety of Vitis vinifera called ‘Alicante Bouschet’, was first spotted in Sonoma County. The little purple grapes, which appear in late summer, are edible and we could probably make wine from them. But we haven’t tried.
Luckily, the leaves will still be around for Thanksgiving, adding a splash of fall color to the festivities. (There they are in the photo at the top of my homepage, which was taken on Thanksgiving, 2010.) One more thing to be thankful for.