May 22, 2012
Fiddleheads already as adult ferns. Leeks unswelled, Morels hiding underground. Have I ever noted the forest so dusty, so dry? No rain. No moisture in the ground. This on the heels of the previously alluded to heterodoxical winter of no white stuff. Peer beneath the surface and a modest harvest is discovered.
At this point in the Spring Wild Leeks tend to burrow deeper underground but the lack of moisture finds them much closer to the surface. The unearthing is done with ease.
The ferns are tall as a tree, wide as a house. The bracken sweeps across the forest floor. Healthy and climbing rhubarb is on the verge of going to seed.
Dominique Piron Les Pierres Morgon 2009 (231969, $22.95) loads up on black cherries seeped in a floral bath of Brunnera, Heuchera and unfurled Matteuccie fougère-à-L’Autriche. Schist, granite and iron minerality imbue the wine with dynamic volume. The relationship between the Gamay and earthy vegetables are “all the more a pair of underwater pearls, than the oak tree and the resurrection fern.” 89
The fort continues to take shape…
Good to go!