Tailler des vignes

During the winter the vines need to be pruned. Hard and tedious work under quite often not the best of weather conditions. Just to keep in mind when you are having a glass of wine. Nothing comes easy.

Now in the south of France. Here the workers are usually lucky with the weather, but not always. There are times they have to work with very low temperatures and a howling wind to boot. Then they are wrapped up like Michelin men. This is their equipment. Battery powered secateurs and a little tree saw. And always the warning. "Watch your fingers!"

image size 31 x 31 centimeter, paper size 38 x 38 centimeter. Key block is cork lino the five colour blocks are plywood. Paper is 250 grammes Somerset warm white.

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