I love this tree which stands next to the Town Hall......the berries are such a wonderful colour and the tree is loaded with them.........
Some of the trees are losing their leaves due to heat stress and some have died...which is a shame but in drought conditions it is to be expected I guess. The air was still and heavy this morning - there is a change on the way and one can only hope there will be some rain as well.
A street back from the main street is the town's first cemetery - which is the resting place (according to local records) or some 223 people. Only a few headstones remain and the inscriptions are very hard to read.........one of the really sad things is that some families lost several members at the same time - a lot of young children some aged only a few weeks. I am guessing there were outbreaks of disease that swept through the area taking many lives at once.
The information board also tells us that burials cost £1 - in those times that would have been a large sum of money! The cemetery opened in 1847 and was closed in 1869.
The town just stirring when we walked down the main street....the grape harvest is on at the moment and there were workers heading home from their night shifts at the wineries.....the Vintage Festival will be held in a few weeks time......a busy time for the Valley.
Looking forward to a productive weekend...hoping to make some progress on some of the projects waiting in my sewing room.....I received the fabric for the next two Breast of Friends blocks in the post yesterday.....and I have scones to make.....using the scone mix Nanette included in her parcel of goodies!
'Til next time.................Lorraine