Saturday, August 01, 2009

Working Hands

Yesterday I met the winemaker. She was very pretty lady who has worked at Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton for 25 years. She had beautiful grape-stained hard-working hands. I was hired to photograph her face but I photographed her hands. Then I asked her if she knew the cow lady of Tiverton and it turns out it's her Aunt Jeanne, who has 600 dairy cows! So I went up the road to meet Aunt Jeanne and she was amazing. She is 72 years old with lots of sparkle. I wished she was my Aunt! She gave Bill and me a tour and a gift; some coffee milk (her cows) and frozen hamburger patties (her cattle) to take home. I felt like I had visited Southern France for the afternoon.